Use of modern family planning methods among Saudi women in Taif, KSA

Nisreen Albezrah
2015 International Journal of Reproduction Contraception Obstetrics and Gynecology  
A high-risk pregnancy refers to anything that puts the mother, fetus, or neonate at increased risk for morbidity or mortality during pregnancy or childbirth. The current exploratory descriptive study aimed to identify profile of high risk pregnancy among Saudi pregnant women in Taif. Based on Morrison and Olsen High risk scoring tool, a convenient sample of two hundreds Saudi pregnant women scored as being at high risk pregnancy were included in the study subjects, an interview questionnaire
more » ... ew questionnaire also was used for data collection. The results revealed that 44% of Saudi women with high risk pregnancy aged between 30-35 years old (44%) ( ±SD 33.68±4.7 years), (60%) of them had obesity. 62% have 5-12 previous pregnancies and approximately half of them (47%) had between 5-11previous deliveries, 35% had 2 or more previous abortion. About two-thirds (66%) of them had previous complicated pregnancies and 68.7% of them complained of different medical associated conditions during their current pregnancies such as: anemia (25.3%), gestational diabetes (16.2%), pregnancy induced hypertension (15.2%). 40% of them reported exposure to smoking while 22% exposed to pesticide during their current pregnancies. The study recommended proper screening techniques to be used, as well as continuous medical education and in-service training of all primary health care team members about identifying of high risk pregnancy.
doi:10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20150412 fatcat:papiqe4vwvfdbij5nbuysv4k6a