Maternal and Neonatal Complications in the Pregnant Women Aged Less than 20 Years

Authors

1 General Practitioner, Pediatric Growth Disorders Research Center, 17 Shahrivar Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

2 Pediatric Growth Disorders Research Center, 17 Shahrivar Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

3 Reproductive Health Research Center, Al-Zahra Hospital, School of Medicine, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

Abstract

Pregnancy in the women aged less than 20 years is an important public health issue, especially in developing countries. In Iran, limited studies have focused on the effects of maternal age on gestational and neonatal outcomes to demonstrate the pregnancy outcomes in young women. The present study aimed to investigate the maternal and neonatal complications in the pregnant women aged less than 20 years. In this cross-sectional study, variables such as maternal age, neonatal birth weight, head circumference at birth, one- and five-minute Apgar scores, gestational age, low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), neonatal mortality, fetal death, preterm labor and cesarean section, maternal mortality, anemia, and preeclampsia were assessed in all the subjects. Mean age of the studied women was 18.79±1.27 years, and low birth weight was reported in 17.6% of the neonates. One- and five-minute Apgar scores of

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