Keywords : Advanced maternal age
RETROSPECTIVELY ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF INCREASED MATERNAL AGE ON THE OUTCOMES OF THE PREGNANCY: A CLINICAL STUDY
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 280-286
Background: There is an increased prevalence of various medical disorders and various
neonatal complications including perinatal death, chromosomal abnormalities, birth defects,
low birth weight, preterm delivery, admission to NICU, and/or low Apgar scores.
Aims: The present study was conducted to assess and evaluate the effects of advanced
maternal age on the pregnancy, and to assess adverse fetal and maternal outcomes in
advanced maternal age pregnancy.
Materials and Methods: 131 subjects in the control group and 136 subjects from the study
group were categorized into two groups based on the maternal age of >35 years for the study
group and 20-35 years for the control group. The primary outcomes assessed were cesarean
delivery incidence, gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes incidence, premature
membrane rupture, antepartum hemorrhage, and preterm labor were compared between the
control group and study group.