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Advanced maternal age. Part I: obstetric complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18773378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
More women are postponing pregnancy into the fourth and fifth decades of life for a variety of reasons. Advanced maternal age, traditionally defined as age more than 35 years, has been associated with increased obstetric morbidity and interventions. In addition, perinatal complications are reported to be higher in this patient population, although recent data point to a more favorable outcome. This article reviews the available literature with special emphasis on antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum complications and perinatal outcome.
Ihab M Usta; Anwar H Nassar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-09-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-21     Completed Date:  2008-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Birth Weight
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
Chronic Disease
Congenital Abnormalities / epidemiology
Fertilization in Vitro
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / epidemiology
Maternal Age*
Maternal Mortality
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology
Oocyte Donation
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy in Diabetics / epidemiology
Pregnancy, Multiple / statistics & numerical data
Puerperal Disorders / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Stillbirth / epidemiology
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean

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