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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 939762, 5 pages
The Adverse Impact of Maternal Obesity on Intrapartum and Perinatal Outcomes
Women’s Directorate, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK
Received 30 October 2012; Accepted 3 December 2012
Academic Editors: C. J. Petry and J. G. Schenker
Copyright © 2012 Dimuthu Vinayagam and Edwin Chandraharan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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