Birth weight, gestational age and medications during pregnancy

A. E. Czeizel, M. Tóth

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Objective: To determine the effect of medication on birth weight and gestational age in 29,004 healthy newborn infants born to mothers with or without treatment of drugs. Method: Birth weight and gestational age were evaluated in healthy control newborn infants in the population-based dataset of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities (1980-1991) using multiple regression analysis. Results: Of 114 drugs used in more than 100 pregnant women, 19 had a positive or negative impact. Conclusions: Further studies should be carried out to identify the possible mechanisms of medication and/or the maternal disorder for which this medication was given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-249
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1998


  • Birth weight
  • Gestational age
  • Medications
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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