Prevalence of high risk pregnancy and some relevant factors in referred women to health centers

volume 2  , Issue 12  , Page 4 -  7
Document Type : Research Articles
Authors
Fereshteh Farajnezhad 1   Faramarz Shaahmadi 2   Zahra Fashi 3   Laila Daaylar 4  
1Midwife, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.
2PhD, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.
3Physician, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.
4Midwife, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.  
Abstract

Introduction: Pay attention to pregnant mothers, during pregnancy, is one of the most certain and basic methods to keep fetus and mother’s health. So, base of perinatal care is the sooner detection of high risk group. This study is done in pregnant women in Savodjbolagh in order to determine the rate of high risk pregnancy and some relevant parameters.

Materials and Methods: In this cross sectional study 4552 pregnant women who referred to health centers, health bases and health homes of Savojbolagh County, were investigated. Under investigation variants, included age, number of gestation, BMI, abortion, previous history of cesarean section, underlying maternal diseases, were analyzed by software of SPSS18 after data gathering.

Results: Results of this study show that %4.4 of pregnant women was less than 18 years old, and 7.4 percent were more than 35. Also 4.16 percent of pregnant women were in 5th or more their gestation. 75 percent had one of perinatal risk factors. The most common risk factors in the scene of previous pregnancy were history of cesarean section (%17.1) and abortion & preterm labor (%5.8). The most common risk factors in the scene of current pregnancy were abnormal BMI (%23.5) and symptoms of preeclampsia (%1.5).

Conclusion: Because of high prevalence of high risk pregnancy the necessity to instruct families to consider family planning and prevent from undesired pregnancy becomes noticeable. Also detection of high risk pregnancy and in time control of its complications is necessary.

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