The impact of prior pregnancy on adolescent pregnancy

L. S. Massad, M. L. Hage

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A retrospective study of 44 previously pregnant mothers delivering before 17 years of age yielded a descriptive profile of the adolescent multigravida. Characteristic risks for these mothers included a 30% antepartum admission rate, a 23% prematurity rate, and a 20% rate of low birthweight. Comparison with age-matched primigravid controls revealed that these rates occurred despite a larger proportion of primigravid controls who delayed antepartum care until the third trimester. Implications for clinical care and further research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalAdolescent and Pediatric Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990


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