DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20191237

Effects of interpregnancy interval and outcome of preceding pregnancy on present pregnancy outcome

Sona Soni, Bharti Singh, Veena Agarwal

Abstract


Background: The objective of the present study was to estimate the effects of interpregnancy interval and outcome of preceding pregnancy on present pregnancy outcome.

Methods: This study was undertaken as observational study. 1000 women were included in this study then interpregnancy interval categorized in 4 groups. Outcome of preceding pregnancy were included in term of induce abortion, miscarriage, still birth and live birth.

Results: For each group the highest rate of IA occur for woman whose previous pregnancy ended with an IA. For pregnancy after an IA the rate of subsequent IA is 16.6%, 11.6%, 5% for IPI of <6 month, 6-14 months and 27-50 months respectively. Overall lowest rate of IA found for IPI of 27-50 months following live birth i.e. 1.25% and for group III 2% only. Rate of miscarriage was higher for IPI of <26 months began with a miscarriage 15.6% and 13.6% for following live birth.

Conclusions: Outcome of present pregnancy not only depend upon interpregnancy interval but also depend upon outcome of preceding pregnancy. So, outcome of previous pregnancy will also determine outcome of present pregnancy.

 


Keywords


Induced abortion (IA), Interpregnancy interval (IPI), Miscarriage

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