Evaluation of maternal and fetal outcomes of adolescent pregnancy in Hakkari province Adolescant pregnancy in Hakkari

Karaaslan O.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.9, no.2, pp.107-110, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.5458
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-110
  • Keywords: Adolescent, Pregnancy, Perinatal Results, AMNIOTIC-FLUID INDEX, OBSTETRIC OUTCOMES, COUNTRIES, POCKET
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Aim: In this study, we aimed to compare and discuss maternal and fetal problems in adolescent and non-adolescent pregnancies encountered in the Hakkari State Hospital. Material and Method: We retrospectively evaluated 15-19 years old (55 patients) and 20-25 years old (55 patients) patients who gave birth between June 2016 and June 2017 in Hakkari State Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic. Age, parity, blood pressure, pulse, gestational week, delivery type, birth complications, cesarean indications, maternal hemoglobin (HB), hematocrit (HTC) and platelet (PLT) levels, preeclampsia and preterm delivery at the birth were recorded. Oligohydramnios, fetal weight, and presence of fetal anomaly were recorded during pregnancy. Results: The total number of births between June 2016 and June 2017 in our clinic was 1473. Of these, 56 (3.8%) were in the adolescent age group. Increase in the frequency of fetal anomaly, development of preeclampsia, number of low birth weight and a decrease in maternal hemogram and hematocrit values were found to be significantly higher. Discussion: Adolescent pregnancies display increased fetal and maternal perinatal risks. For this reason, they are evaluated in the group of high-risk pregnancies. In order to reduce the number of adolescent pregnancies and perinatal complications; adolescent pregnancies should be identified, and regular antenatal care should be taken, and it is necessary to improve poor environmental conditions.