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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study cohort

From: Impact of parturition on maternal cardiovascular and neuronal integrity in a high risk cohort – a prospective cohort study

Maternal characteristics
 Age, years 32.6 ± 4.8 (23–45)
 BMI, kg/m2 31.9 ± 6.4 (23.0–49.5)
Parity
 1 37 (66.1)
 2+ 19 (33.9)
Gestation and delivery
 Gestational age, weeks 38.1 ± 2.3 (32.3–41.3)
 Prematurity 15 (26.8)
 Gestational diabetes 17 (30.4)
 - Insulin-dependent 9 (52.9)
 - Lifestyle management 8 (47.1)
 Preeclampsia 21 (37.5)
 - Early-onset 4 (19)
 - Late-onset 17 (81)
 - Medical treatment 16 (76.2)
 - Labetalol 16 (100)
 - Methyldopa 1 (6.2)
 - Nifedipine 1 (6.2)
 - Magnesium 16 (100)
Delivery mode
 Vaginal 31 (55.4)
 Cesarean section 25 (44.6)
 - Primary 16 (28.6)
 - Secondary 9 (16.1)
 Epidural anesthesia 51 (91.1)
 Narcotics for pain during labor 0 (0)
Neonatal characteristics
 Male sex 29 (51.8)
 Birth weight, g 2893 ± 702 (1150–4095)
 Birth length, cm 47.3 ± 3.8 (35–54)
 Apgar score (5 min) 9.1 ± 1.1 (5–10)
 pH (umbilical blood) 7.27 ± 0.5 (7.14–7.39)
Blood sampling
 Sampling during active labor 18 (32.1)
 Before birth, hours 79.3 ± 21.6 (0.5–797)
 After birth, hours 12.1 ± 1.9 (2.1–97)
 Data are mean ± SD (range) or number of cases (%)