Assessment of high risk pregnancy in Bam Mahdieh maternity hospital, 2001

Soleimani Zadeh, Laleh. and danesh, Azar. and basri, Nahid. and abaszadeh, Abbas. and arab, Mansour. (2004) Assessment of high risk pregnancy in Bam Mahdieh maternity hospital, 2001. journal of shahrekord university of medical sciences, 6 (2).

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Background and aim: Attention to health of mother during pregnancy is essential for the health of both mother and infant. Early detection of high-risk pregnancies is fundamental for prenatal care. This survey was performed to find the prevalence of the high-risk pregnancies and causing factors in the maternity hospital of Bam in 2001. Method: This descriptive and cross sectional study was performed on 850 randomly selected pregnant women. Results: We found that 11.8% of the cases were younger than 18 years, 6.6% were older than 35 years, 8.8% had five or more pregnancies, 5.4% had pre-term, 6.3% had post-term labor, 2% had hemorrhaged pregnancy and 4.2% indicated signs of preeclampsia. The prevalence of various diseases were as follows: 12.3% afflicted with urinary infection, 0.8% had addiction. 0.4% had sexual transmitted disease, 0.4% had anemia, 0.6% had thyroid disease, 0.6% had cardiac diseases, 0.1% had liver disease, 9.1% had diabetes mellitus and 4.3% afflicted with more than one disease. Also 22.9% had low birth weight. Conclusion: Inappropriate age, urinary tract infection, hemorrhage and hypertension were the most important health problems of the pregnant women. For prevention of the high-risk pregnancies, education and prenatal care are necessary.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bam, High-risk pregnancy, Mother, Pregnant women.
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 07:40
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2018 09:42

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