IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 45 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog4059.2018

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Original Research
Advanced maternal age and pregnancy outcome: experience in a tertiary care center
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1 Department of Obstetrical Gynecological Sciences and Urological Sciences, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy
2 Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy
3 Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neuropsichiatry, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Umberto I Hospital, Rome, Italy
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2018, 45(3), 334–338;
Published: 10 June 2018

Purpose of investigation: The aim of this study is to compare pregnancy outcomes between women older than 35 years and a control group composed by younger patients. Materials and Methods: The study involves pregnant women admitted to the present Department from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Enrolled pregnants were divided into two groups: group 1 (“cases”) included women over 35 years and group 2 (“controls”) included women younger than 35 years. Clinical data were collected through the patients' obstetrical files. Results: Study population was composed of 2,030 patients, divided into two groups: group 1 including 844 women and group 2 including 1,186 women. The authors analysed clinical and obstetrical data regarding spontaneous miscarriage (SM), elective pregnancy termination (EPT), mode of delivery, incidence of obstetrics complications, and neonatal outcome. Conclusions: Women of advanced maternal age (AMA) have a greater risk to develop several obstetric complications. It is very important to follow them closely in order to detect early complications and obtain better pregnancy outcome.
Advanced maternal age
Fetal outcome
Maternal complications
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