Sohrabi, D and Rostami, H (2008) THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MATERNAL AGE AND COMPLICATIONS OF PREGNANCY. The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 6 (1). pp. 26-30.

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Most researches showed that pregnancy in over-age women might result in complications such as abortion, diabetes mellitus, and low birth weight newborns. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between pregnancies beyond age 35 with complications in women who consulted the zanjan Valie-Asr Hospital in 1383. Materials and Method: In this retrospective analytical study 300 subjects (including 150 pregnancies beyond maternal age 35 and 150 pregnancies under maternal age 35) were selected from the target population. Subjects were multiparous women that were similar with regard to race, place of stay, educational level, job, and prenatal care. A questionnaire was used to gather the data. Responses were edited in a computer program SPSS and underwent statistical analysis with Chi-square test. Results: The result of this study showed that there were a significant relationship between maternal age beyond 35 and pregnancy induced hypertension (p<0.0002), abortion (p<0.001), and low-birth weight (0<0.03). Conclusion: Taking into consideration the results of current and previous studies it seems that pregnancy beyond the age of 35 can be accompanied by various serious complications such as lowbirth- weight newborns, hypertension, and abortion. Therefore, obstetricians and midwives should inform mothers that pregnancy beyond 35 might result in serious complications. Moreover, familiarity with health issues and culture formation might result in reduction of such pregnancies

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pregnancy, complications, Apgar, maternal age
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2018 05:30
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2018 05:30

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