Percentiles of Pregnancy Outcomes with Maternal Age

Rupa L. Balihallimath, Jayalaxmi M.K, Anita M. Gan, Naresh Kumar Tyagi
2019 Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research  
Maternal age is one of the prime factors in healthy pregnancy outcomes. Extremes of maternal age will lead to adverse effects on the growth trajectory of fetus and placenta. Hence, current study assessed the impact of maternal age with the percentiles of birth weight and placental morphometry. Materials and Method: Study was conducted on 391 subjects in a teaching hospital of North Karnataka, India for a period of six months. Ethical clearance was obtained. Data was collected by using standard
more » ... retested proforma. Result: Age-wise distribution of 391 mothers reveals that 7.2 percents were less than 20 years of age and 7.6 percent morphometry did not show any consistent relationship with increasing groups of maternal age. Conclusion: The study conveys that in different groups of maternal age percentiles of birth weight exhibited consistent increasing trends only in higher percentiles (75 th to 95 th ) whereas, percentiles of placental morphometry did not exhibit consistent relationship with maternal age.
doi:10.35248/2161-0940.19.9.317 fatcat:josxcjcg5fcrvo5dfc2cyj6znq