›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (11): 1341-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2019.11.021

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Body composition analysis in pregnant women and its clinical applications

OU Hong-hui, LI Hua-ping   

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shanghai Sixth Peoples Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200233, China
  • Online:2019-11-28 Published:2019-12-16
  • Supported by:
    Shanghai Science and Technology Support Project for Western Medicine Guidance, 19411961200

Abstract: The maternal components are constantly changing with gestational weight gains during pregnancy. Body composition analysis is a method for evaluating the maternal body composition accurately during pregnancy, models of which consist of fat mass, extracellular water, intracellular water, inorganic salts and protein basically. Among various methods to body composition analysis, bioelectrical impedance analysis is an important method for pregnant women. Many studies have reported about clinical applications based on correlations between maternal individual components and gestational diseases. This article reviews the researches on clinical applications of body composition analysis to pregnant women.

Key words: body composition analysis, bioelectrical impedance analysis, gestational weight gain, pregnancy complication

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