Elly O Kiliopa1*, Peter A Gesase2 and Athanase Lilungulu3
1College of Health Science, School of Nursing and Public Health, The University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania
2Department of Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, The University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Sciences, The University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania
*Corresponding Author: Elly O Kiliopa, College of Health Science, School of Nursing and Public Health, The University of Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania.
Received: August 10, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020
Introduction: The placenta is a fascinating organ of foetal origin; it plays a pivotal mediatory role during pregnancy by being intimately connected to the mother and foetus.
Objectives: To determine the effects of Cotyledons Count and Maternal Body mass index on Foetal Birth Weight.
Methods: Descriptive and inferential statistics for morphology of the placenta on foetal birth weight were done. A checklist was used for data collection. Data were analysed using SPSS version 20 for Window (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Frequency tables were generated and bivariate analyses were conducted to determine the effects of cotyledons count on foetal birth weight in Dodoma region, Tanzania using chi-squared statistics.
Results: Out of 236 women with singleton pregnancy at full term and live birth were recruited for the study and the findings showed that the mean score of the maternal BMI was 24.25 ± 131.605, which was positively correlated with cotyledons count which was again correlated positively with the foetal birth weight (R = 0.66; p < 0.001), number of cotyledons (R = 0.71, p < 0.001).
Conclusion: The maternal BMI, cotyledons count is positively correlation with foetal birth weight.
Keywords: Cotyledons; BMI; Birth Weight
Citation: Elly O Kiliopa., et al. “The Effects of Cotyledons Count and Maternal Body Mass Index on Foetal Birth Weight: A Cross-sectional Study of Hospital-based in Dodoma central Region of Tanzania". Acta Scientific Women's Health 2.12 (2020): 10-15.
Copyright: © 2020 Elly O Kiliopa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.