Pregnancy in elderly primigravida: Clinical profile
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 2694-2699
AbstractA changing trend towards pregnancy in increasing age has been observed, with a advent of economic liberalization greater educational opportunities for females, the age of marriage gets postponed particularly in urban areas with the marriage age being postponed consequently child bearing occurs at later stage. At the same time, the number of women in their 30s who remain chill less has increased sharply over two decades. A retrospective comparative study was done at Tertiary Institute. There were 85 primigravidas above 35 years of age (Group III) admitted during this period in the obstetric units of tertiary hospitals. These women were compared with two control groups comprising of 85 Primigravidas in each groups aged between 20 to 25 years (Group I) and 30 to 34 years (Group II) of age by a random selection of consecutive primigravidas admitted during the same period. No feto placental anomaly was detected in 96% and 90% of group I, II and III respectively. 8 feto placental abnormalities (9.41%) were detected during ultrasonography (USG) scan were seen in elderly primigravida (Group III). Oligohydramnios was the seen in (3.35%) of primigravida and (4.71%) of elderly primi. But this difference is stastistically not significant (p>0.05).
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