Volume 21, Issue 129 (3-2015)                   RJMS 2015, 21(129): 27-38 | Back to browse issues page

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Kalhor M, Aj N, Alipour M, Eghdam Poor F. Comparison of pregnancy and delivery outcomes in teenage mothers and primiparas referring to Kowsar Teaching Hospital in Qazvin in 2012-2013. RJMS 2015; 21 (129) :27-38
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3596-en.html
Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran
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Background: Teenage pregnancy is a public health issue that affects teenage mothers and community at large-scale. Teenage pregnancy has side effects for mother and embryo. The present study compared pregnancy outcomes in teenage and primiparas.


Methods: Present study was a descriptive-comparison with 382 pregnant women in two groups, 122 teenage mothers and 260 primiparas above 20 years old admitted to Kowsar Teaching Hospital in Qazvin in 2012-2013 using convenience sampling. Data gathering tool was a questionnaire with three sections including demographics, pregnancy and delivery information, and neonatal outcomes. Data were analyzed using Chi square test and t-test through SPSS v. 16.


Results: Results showed that weight gain in pregnancy and complications such as abruption, preeclampsia, placenta previa, miscarriage and IUGR in two groups were no significantly different (p>0.05). Vomiting, insomnia and urinary tract infection were more frequent in teenage pregnancy but diabetes and pyelonephritis were higher in primiparas (p=0.04). Post-partum was similar in both groups. Duration of delivery was significantly shorter and vaginal delivery was higher in teenage pregnancy (p=0.04).

Conclusion: This study showed that some pregnancy outcomes between the two groups have significant association, which denotes the necessity of paying more attention to vulnerable groups of teenage. Hence, promoting the level of education in mothers can prevent unintended consequences
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Midwifery

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