Contact: +91-9711224068
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal
International Journal of Gynaecology Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Comparative study of pregnancy outcome in elderly and young mothers in a tertiary care hospital

Author(s):

Dr. Inisha Sarkar, Dr. Priya singh, Dr. Manisha Bajaj, Dr. Shreyasi Karmakar, Dr. Madhurima Roy and Dr. Sreelatha S

Abstract:

Background: According to the present fertility trends worldwide more women are delaying childbearing until their thirties and beyond. This could be because of variety of factors, including rising
female education levels, financial independence, advances in ART services and so on. Previous studies have revealed that there is a higher prevalence of pregnancy-related adverse-outcomes when a woman is geriatric gravida, which is defined as being above 35 years. Nevertheless, it is unknown if the same variables also affect pregnancy outcomes beginning at 30 years.
Aims: This study aimed to compare the obstetric and perinatal outcomes of mothers aged ≥ 30 years.
Method: It’s a prospective observational analysis of 115 Elderly pregnant women who attended tertiary-care hospital during 18 months fulfilling pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria after ethics-committee approval.
Results: In our study the percentage of elderly gravidas were 22.6%, with a mean age of 34.8. The present study showed that pregnancy at Advanced age is a high-risk pregnancy as in our study the occurrence of GDM was significantly higher among the elderly mothers 15(83.33%) vs 2(7.40%) among young pregnant mothers, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Present study shows that mean birth weight among the elderly primigravida is 2.16 kg vs 2.09 kg among the young mothers.
Conclusion: This study observed that complications of pregnancy had linear relation with Advancing maternal age. But timely and accurate diagnosis of complications with more intensive check-ups leads to favourable outcome irrespective of age and parity.

Pages: 32-35  |  54 Views  22 Downloads


International Journal of Gynaecology Sciences
How to cite this article:
Dr. Inisha Sarkar, Dr. Priya singh, Dr. Manisha Bajaj, Dr. Shreyasi Karmakar, Dr. Madhurima Roy and Dr. Sreelatha S. Comparative study of pregnancy outcome in elderly and young mothers in a tertiary care hospital. Int. J. Gynaecology Sci. 2024;6(1):32-35. DOI: 10.33545/26648393.2024.v6.i1a.29
Call for book chapter