Prevalence of fetomaternal outcome with advanced maternal age in Lebanon


  • Annie Tachdjian Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jennifer Daoud Department of Anesthesia and Reanimation, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jihad al Hasssan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Nagi al Hajj Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Middle East Institute of Health-University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Mohamad Moussa Department of Urology, Al Zahraa Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Joelle Azzi Beirut Pharmacist Department, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Kariman Ghazal Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon



Advanced maternal age, Delivery, Maternal-fetal complication, Pelvic ultrasound, Pregnancy


Background: Maternal age affects risk, varying with mother's parity. This study aimed to investigate advanced maternal age (35-39 and ≥40) and its impact on fetomaternal outcomes in Lebanese women.

Methods: A retrospective review of 300 charts from Lebanese women who had vaginal/cesarean deliveries between 1999-2019. Categorization: under 35 (61%), 35-39 (25%), ≥40 (14%). Analysis via SPSS v23.

Results: Age range 17-50, average 32.31±6.72 years. Normal conception highest in under 35 (96.7%); highest IVF rate in ≥40 (26.2%). Multiparity frequent in ≥40. Fetal complications most common in ≥40 (50%). Maternal complications peak in ≥40 (57.1%).

Conclusions: Advanced maternal age significantly impacts mother and fetus, requiring comprehensive care throughout pregnancy.


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