Early Teenage Pregnancy

Is it Safe?

Adel Abu-Heija, Rahma Al Haddabi, Majeda Al Bash, Nadia Al Mabaihsi, Najla Said Al-Maqbali

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Aim: To compare obstetric and perinatal outcomes of early and late teenage pregnancies of Omani nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies cared for and delivered at a tertiary teaching hospital. Method: In this retrospective study, we reviewed obstetric and perinatal outcomes of early teenage pregnancies (14–16 years), (n = 20) delivered at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, between 1 July 2006 and 30 June 2013 and compared their outcomes with outcomes of late teenage pregnancies (17–19 years), (n = 287) delivered at the same hospital during same period. Results: When compared with late teenage pregnant women, early teenagers were found to have no significant differences in prevalence of very preterm delivery <32 weeks (P = 0.62), preterm rupture of membranes (P = > 0.99), and anemia (P = 0.34). When compared to late teenagers, early teenagers had similar cesarean sections rates (P = >0.99), instrumental delivery rates (P = 0.56) and spontaneous vaginal delivery rates (P > 0.99). Both groups had similar birth weights (P = 0.87), low birth weights, (P = 0.55), and very low birth weights babies (P = 0.56 %). Perinatal mortality rate was similar in both groups. Conclusion: We may conclude that early teenage pregnant Omani women are not at increased risk of obstetric and perinatal complication compared to older teenagers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-92
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

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Pregnancy in Adolescence
Obstetrics
Pregnant Women
Oman
Very Low Birth Weight Infant
Perinatal Mortality
Low Birth Weight Infant
Tertiary Care Centers
Birth Weight
Teaching Hospitals
Cesarean Section
Anemia
Retrospective Studies
Pregnancy
Mortality

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Complications
  • Pre-term delivery
  • Pregnancy
  • Teenagers

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Early Teenage Pregnancy : Is it Safe? / Abu-Heija, Adel; Al Haddabi, Rahma; Al Bash, Majeda; Al Mabaihsi, Nadia; Al-Maqbali, Najla Said.

In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, Vol. 66, No. 2, 01.04.2016, p. 88-92.

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Abu-Heija, A, Al Haddabi, R, Al Bash, M, Al Mabaihsi, N & Al-Maqbali, NS 2016, 'Early Teenage Pregnancy: Is it Safe?', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 88-92. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13224-014-0649-6
Abu-Heija, Adel ; Al Haddabi, Rahma ; Al Bash, Majeda ; Al Mabaihsi, Nadia ; Al-Maqbali, Najla Said. / Early Teenage Pregnancy : Is it Safe?. In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India. 2016 ; Vol. 66, No. 2. pp. 88-92.
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