Impact of Advanced Maternal Age on Perinatal Outcomes

Authors

  • İlknur İnegöl Gümüş Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Fatih University School of Medicine, Ankara
  • Zeynep Kamalak Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Fatih University School of Medicine, Ankara
  • Hilal Yuvacı Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Fatih University School of Medicine, Ankara
  • Candan İltemur Duvan Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Fatih University School of Medicine, Ankara
  • Nilgün Öztürk Turhan Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Fatih University School of Medicine, Ankara

Keywords:

Advanced maternal age, Perinatal outcomes

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of advanced maternal age on perinatal outcomes.
STUDY DESIGN: In this retrospective study, pregnancy records of 616 singletons were reviewed. Subjects were divided into 3 age groups: Group 1; 20-29 years (n=386), Group 2; 30-39 years (n=171) and Group 3; 40 years and older (n=59). The groups were compared for maternal datas such as parity, pre and post-pregnancy body mass index and for obstetrics complications.
RESULTS: Pre and post-pregnancy body mass index, gestational diabetes mellitus, delivery <37 weeks, prevalance of cesarean section and proportion of babies admitted to neonatal intensive care unite were significantly higher in women above 40 years (p<0.05). Pregnants aged 40 and older had low birth weight babies than others (3270.8±612.06 gr, p=0.037).
CONCLUSIONS: Increasing maternal age showed a significant increase in gestational diabetes melllitus and excess rate of cesarean section. Despite the increased risk of complications in women above 40 years they should have healthy babies by counselling for care in a specialised centre.

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Published

2008-04-23

How to Cite

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İnegöl Gümüş İlknur, Kamalak Z, Yuvacı H, İltemur Duvan C, Öztürk Turhan N. Impact of Advanced Maternal Age on Perinatal Outcomes. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2008Apr.23 [cited 2022May28];14(1):16-8. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/423

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Obstetrics; Maternal Fetal Medicine and Perinatology

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