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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
Maternal Factors in Preterm Babies Requiring Intensive Care in a Tertiary Care Center in Navi Mumbai
Dr. N. Thivya | Dr. Tuhin Shrivastava  | Dr. Revathi N.
Abstract: In a study done at NICU of MGM Hospital Kalamboli Navi Mumbai, maternal factors were studied in 100 preterm babies admitted in the NICU from August 2020 to August 2022. Risk factors and antenatal complications were evaluated. Mothers of 15 babies did not have any identifiable antenatal problems. In 34 babies the mothers had at least 1 condition known to affect the baby and mothers of 50 babies had more than one medical condition. 14% of the mothers had diabetes/ gestational diabetes mellitus, 25% had hypertension/ Pregnancy induced hypertension, 11% had preeclampsia, 42% had preterm premature rupture of membrane, and 42% received antenatal steroids, 10% had miscellaneous conditions such as placenta previa, hypothyroidism, cervical incompetence, invitro fertilization and anemia. 52% belong to lower middle class (III) and 41% belong to upper lower class (IV) according to the modified kuppuswamy scale 2020.
Keywords: Preterm birth, prematurity, maternal complications, antenatal factors, india, NICU
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 1684 - 1686