DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Thu, 24 Jan 2019

Pregnancy Outcome in Adolescent Age group in Al Sader Teaching Hospital

Saba J Al Heshemi

Misan university, college of medicine, lecturer (head of department of gynecology & obstetrics in college of medicine)


To evaluate the obstetrical complications and neonatal outcome of teenage pregnancies in comparison with older group. This study was carried out in Al Sader teaching  hospital in misan city in  2015.This study included 100 primigravida women aged 10-19 year as a case group & 100 primigravida women aged 20-25 year as a control group admitted to labour ward during the period of study, all women received  standard labour management including history & complete general & obstetric examination. Both groups were compared for the presence of any pregnancy complication & the mode of delivery, Neonatal outcome. Excel 2010 is used for statistical analysis teenage pregnancy accounts for 15% of the total pregnancies. In adolescent age group most of the pregnancies occur between 16-19 years (41%) & (2%) for those aged <15 years. The adolescent employers are lesser than the employers of control group (5% vs. 11%). Higher maternal & neonatal complications in case group compared with control group and as follows :preterm 6% vs. 2% , anemia 21% vs. 7%, LBW 9% vs. 4% , admission to NICU 15% vs. 6% .

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