Farhat Iqbal, Samia Azad, Rakshanda Tayyab.
Obstetrical and fetal outcome in teen age primigravida.
Ann King Edward Med Uni Jan ;10(4):470-1.
A prospective case control study was carried out in Gynae Unit-II, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore from December, 2002 to December, 2003. Total 60 cases were included in study. 30 were cases of primigravida < 19 years of age (study group and 30 cases > 20 years of age (control group) were studied after 24 weeks of gestation. The mean age for study group was 18.03±0.89 and control group was 24.23±2.80. 8 subjects (26%) of PIH in study group and 3(10%) were in control group. 2 subjects (6%) of UTI in study group and 0 case in control group. 6(20%) subjects were anemic in study group and only 1(3%) was in control (6%) no case in control group. Antepartum haemorrhage in 2 subjects (83%) of normal vaginal delivery in study group there were 25 cases (83%) while 22 subjects, (73%) in control group. Instrumental delivery in 1(3%) subject in study group. 3 subjects (10%) of postpartum haemorrhage were found in study group and only 1(3%) in control group. Puerperal infection was present in 4 subjects (13%) study group in 2 subjects (6%) in control group. 10 neonates (33%) were of low birth weight in study group, while 6 neonates (60%) in study group not seen in control group. We concluded teenage pregnancy is high risk pregnancy.
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