Published: 2022-01-28

A comparative study to evaluate pregnancy related issues among women aged 35 years old and beyond

Heena Mir, Neha Mahajan


Background: The pregnancy complications associated with women over 35 years of age are becoming more frequent. Late or too late remains the thread bearing discussion these days. Multiple studies have reported that women with 35 years of age or beyond are more vulnerable to develop obstetric complications. The present study has been conducted to reckon the strength of the association between maternal age and obstetric issues pertaining to women.

Methods: This prospective study considered 217 single consecutive pregnancies which were divided into two groups based on age of patients. Group A consists of 163 pregnant women aged < 35 years and group B consists of 54 pregnant patients aged ≥35 years. The study was conducted at government medical college, Lala-Ded, and hospital Srinagar.

Results: In spite of the underlying mechanisms, rigorous statistical analysis revealed the negative impact of extreme maternal ages on pregnancy. We found a significant difference between group A and group B with respect to early pregnancy loss, C-section, antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum complications (p<0.001).

Conclusions: Evidently, it was demonstrated that women aging 35 years or above are more vulnerable to develop multiple intrapartum and postpartum complications than younger women in group B.


Antepartum complication, Ostpartum complication, Placenta previa, Assisted conception

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