Retrospective Analysis of Advanced Maternal Age Pregnancies

Authors

  • Aslı Göker Tamay Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manisa
  • Tevfik Güvenal Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manisa
  • Nazan Özgür Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manisa
  • Semra Oruç Koltan Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manisa
  • Faik Mümtaz Koyuncu Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manisa

Keywords:

Advanced maternal age, Risk, Pregnancy

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal and fetal outcome in pregnancies of women aged 35 and more.
STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective analysis of advanced maternal age pregnancies a total of 237 patient records were evaluated. Age, gestational age, birth weights, Apgar scores, maternal hemoglobin, hematocrit, preeclampsia, cesarean section, gestational diabetes, intrauterine fetal demise and fetal
anomalies were compared between young and older women.
RESULTS: There was a higher rate of preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and intrauterine fetal demise in the older age group. Higher 5th minute Apgar scores, higher hematocrit values and higher cesarean section rates were observed in the control age group. There was no difference in terms of birth weight, prematurity, low birth weight, meconium aspiration or fetal anomaly.
CONCLUSION: Advanced maternal age is a risk factor for preeclampsia and gestational diabetes even in healthy women. Meticulous antenatal care should be offered to older pregnant women for the prevention of maternal complications.

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Published

2011-08-09

How to Cite

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Göker Tamay A, Güvenal T, Özgür N, Oruç Koltan S, Koyuncu FM. Retrospective Analysis of Advanced Maternal Age Pregnancies. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2011Aug.9 [cited 2021Dec.6];17(2):83-6. Available from: https://www.gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/297

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Obstetrics; Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatology

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