Volume : VI, Issue : XII, December - 2017

PREGNANCY OUTCOME IN ELDERLY MOTHERS

Dr. Lipipuspa Pattnaik, Dr. Asima Das, Dr. Sarika Avasthi

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 INTRODUCTION: Elderly mothers are those females who  has conceived at or after the   age of  35 years. Pregnancy after the age of 35 years is well known for its adverse outcome.

 

MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study at  KIMS Medical College &PBMH, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India from August 2016 to October  2017. Women who conceived at  or after the age of 35 years and delivered during the above period were taken as study group  and those between 20 to 34 years were taken as control group. Pregnancies with a history of prepregnancy  medical and surgical disorders and multifetal pregnancies were excluded from the study which have got their own complications and may confound the result. Selected maternal and perinatal factors  were taken and analysis of outcome done taking into considerations the  selected maternal and perinatal factors .

 

RESULT: The  study group mean age was 37.2years and that of the control group was 25.3years .The incidence of hypertension, gestational diabetes mellitus, oligohydramnious , IUGR were more in the study group . The number of Caesarian deliveries were more . So also still births . NICU admissions were also more in the study group . p-values in these cases were below 0.05 and were significant.

 

CONCLUSION: Analysis of the effects of the age of the elderly mothers on pregnancy outcome , both maternal and fetal ,has shown an increased incidence of  adverse outcomes. The importance of the study lies in that these women should be counseled and put under close surveillance in order to improve the outcome 

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Dr.Lipipuspa Pattnaik, Dr.Asima Das, Dr.Sarika Avasthi, PREGNANCY OUTCOME IN ELDERLY MOTHERS, GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : VOLUME-6, ISSUE-12, DECEMBER-2017


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