Maternal and Perinatal Outcome of Primiparous Teenagers in Southeast of Turkey
Pregnancy and birth cause severe medical, nutritional, social, and economic risks for adolescent mothers and infants. Adolescent pregnancies are associated with negative maternal and perinatal outcomes. This retrospective study was conducted with teenage singleton primiparous women who gave birth between June and November 2014. Data were collected by using face-to-face interview technique. Teenage mothers were similar to non-teen mothers in terms of preeclampsia, preterm delivery, PROM, polyhydramnios, placenta previa, placental abruption, IUGR, fetal distress, caesarean section, LBW, stillbirth, physiologic jaundice. Teenage mothers are more advantageous in terms of olygohydramnios, blood incompatibility, postpartum hemorrhage, and congenital anomalies. We could not contact with adolescent mothers younger than 15 year-old. It is possible that these women cannot be admitted to the hospital because marriage before the age of 17 is forbidden in Turkey. Further society-based studies should be conducted on adolescent mothers younger than 15 year-old.
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