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A retrospective study regarding the method of delivery of adolescents in a Romanian Hospital

  • Uzunov, Ana Veronica1,
  • Bohiltea, Roxana Elena
  • Munteanu, Octavian2
  • Nemescu, Dragos3
  • Cirstoiu, Monica Mihaela
  • 1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy Doctoral School, University Emergency Hospital Bucharest, 050098 Bucharest, Romania
  • 2 Department of Anatomy, ‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 050474 Bucharest, Romania
  • 3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ‘Grigore T. Popa’ University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700115 Iasi, Romania
Published Article
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Spandidos Publications
Publication Date
Jun 04, 2020
DOI: 10.3892/etm.2020.8835
PMID: 32765731
PMCID: PMC7401484
PubMed Central
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Adolescent pregnancies are associated with a high number of risks for the newborn and mother. Hence, an increased number of emergency caesarean extractions are performed in this group of patients. The aim of this study was to analyze the pregnancy-related conditions, the way of delivery and the neonatal outcome of all the patients who delivered in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of University Emergency Hospital in Bucharest, a tertiary unit in Romania in a period of 5 years. An observational, retrospective study was performed on a group of 686 patients, aged 12 to 19 years, who delivered in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of University Emergency Hospital in Bucharest, between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2018. The pregnant women were divided into two age groups. In the first group were pregnant patients aged under 18 years, and in the second group pregnant adolescents between 18 and 19 years. Whether the patients underwent prenatal screening was analyzed. Furthermore, the age of the patients, the rate of caesarean extraction and vaginal birth and the obstetrical complications were evaluated and compared. The outcome of the newborns was assessed based on Apgar score at 1 min and birth weight. Regarding the results, 464 of the 686 patients did not undergo any medical visits during pregnancy. In total, 52.76% of the patients delivered by caesarean section. The most frequent indications for caesarean extraction, in both analyzed groups, were Cephalo-pelvic disproportion, fetal distress and uterine scar after caesarean section. The lack of specific protocols regarding the ante-, peri- and post-natal management of adolescents is probably the cause of the alarmingly increasing number of patients pertaining to the group who deliver by caesarean section.

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