A clinical study to assess the maternal and foetal outcome in teenage pregnancy
Dr. Sharda Sarel, Dr. Kusumlata Meena, Dr. Lata Rajoria and Dr. Neha Sharma
Background: Teenage pregnancy is a social burden and reflects the country’s attitude towards literacy and position of women in the society, traditional culture of early marriage, sex education, knowledge and use of contraception, accessibility of women to various health care facilities.
Aim & Objectives: To assess maternal outcome during pregnancy and labour in Teenage Pregnancies.
Material & Methods: All the primigravida teenage patients were included in study until we got 100 cases. For comparative study we took 100 cases of adult pregnancy by random selection. All patients were managed according to the department protocol and followed up clinically until they are discharged.
Results: The study shows that majority of cases (70%) of teenage mothers were illiterate as compared to adult mothers in which 25% were illiterate and shows that antepartum & postpartum complications were much higher in teenage mothers as compared to adult mothers.
Conclusion: Prevention of teenage pregnancy and reduced complications of teenage pregnancy can be achieved by improving the utilization of family planning services to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancies and minimizing their hazards and to prevent further pregnancies (by post-partum IUCD).