Comparative Analysis to Assess Pregnancy Related Issues among Women over 35 Years of Age
Keywords:Advanced maternal age, Gynecology, Postpartum Complications, Pregnancy,
Background and Aim: Advanced maternal age (AMA) is seen by patients and healthcare professionals, to be correlated
with poorer outcomes to pregnancies. This is largely because of the higher incidence of chronic medical conditions among
older women. The present study has been conducted to reckon the strength of the association between maternal age and
obstetric issues pertaining to women.
Material and Methods: The present study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, tertiary care
institute of India. A total number of patients included in the study were 280 which were divided into two groups based
on age of patients. Group A consists of 200 pregnant women aged < 35 years and group B consists of 80 pregnant patients
aged ≥35 years. Routine antenatal examination along with some additional lab investigations like KFT; LFT etc. were
Results: The difference in number of cesarean sections, assisted pregnancies and early pregnancy loss between group A
and group B was statistically significant. We found a significant difference between group A and group B with respect to
early pregnancy loss, C-section, antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum complications (p<0.001).
Conclusion: Advanced maternal age is linked with disastrous pregnancy issues. Without any doubt, extreme maternal
age invites a catastrophe of pregnancy related complications that include antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum
complications. Natural conception becomes all the more challenging and hence the role assisted pregnancies comes into
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