International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Gynaecology | India | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016

A Study on Teenage Pregnancy and its Maternal and Fetal Outcome

Dr. Rupakala B M | Dr. Shruthi A G | Dr. Nagarathnamma R

Abstract: Background Teenage pregnancy rates varies vastly between different countries and different regions within a country. Such pregnancies are seen mostly amongst the poorer and less educated sections of the society. In developed countries majority of teenage pregnancies occur to unmarried girls unlike developing countries including India where teenage pregnancies occur to married girls and are associated with early marriages. Aim & Objectives To find out the incidence and to evaluate the effect of pregnancy in teenage girls and its maternal and fetal outcome. Material & Methods It is a one year hospital based clinical prospective study of all teenage pregnant females admitted to a tertiary care centre. Required details were collected on a proforma by taking history and following up the patients from admission to delivery. MS Excel was used for statistical purpose. Results Teenage pregnancy 9.76 % of the total Obstetric admissions. In this study 52.08 % teenage pregnancies were associated with complications. The major maternal complications were Preterm labour 7.3 %, Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy 6.25 %, Premature Rupture of Membranes 7.3 %, anemia (3.1 %). Low Birth Weight 19.7 % and stillbirths 1 % were major adverse fetal outcomes. Conclusion Teenage pregnancy is still a common occurrence. It has adverse impact on the health of teenage mothers leading to various adverse maternal and fetal outcome.

Keywords: Teenage pregnancy, Clinical prospective study, Maternal outcome, fetal outcome and high risk pregnancy

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,

Pages: 2486 - 2489

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