MATERNAL FACTORS CAUSING TWIN BIRTH WEIGHT DISCORDANCE AND ITS FREQUENNCY

  • Uzma Afreen Combined Military Hospital Gujranwala Pakistan
  • Rozina Khanum Combined Military Hospital Kohat Pakistan
  • Nasreen Hasan Niazi Pak Emirates Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Shazia Firdos Chohan Combined Military Hospital Gujranwala Pakistan
  • Faiza Khanum Combined Military Hospital Gujranwala Pakistan
  • Sanober Afreen Combined Military Hospital Kohat Pakistan
Keywords: Birth weight discordance, Grand multiparity, Hypertension, Pregnancy Induced, Twin pregnancy

Abstract

Objective: To know about the maternal factors causing twin birth weight discordance and its frequency.

Study Design: Cross sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospital Kohat, from Jan 2017 to Sep 2017.

Methodology: In this study total 100 women with twin pregnancy with labor pains were included. After delivery babies were weighed by a trained staff nurse within 30 minutes of delivery. The definition of birth weight discordance is carried as more than 15% difference between the twins. In this study gestational age of less than 37 weeks, confirmed by ultrasonography was labeled as preterm delivery. Pregnant ladies having more than 5 children were taken as grand multipart. If raised blood pressure after 20 weeks of gestation they were labeled as pregnancy induced hypertension.

Results: Birth weight discordance was found as 23.3%. The mean age was 28.6 ± 2.9 years. The frequency of discordance found higher 25.7% in women with preterm delivery, 13.3% in women with grand multi parity and 22.2% in pregnancy induced hypertension.

Conclusion: Preterm delivery was the most common factor of birth weight discordance while grand multi parity was least common factor.

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Published
2020-08-20
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Afreen, U., Khanum, R., Niazi, N., Chohan, S., Khanum, F., & Afreen, S. (2020). MATERNAL FACTORS CAUSING TWIN BIRTH WEIGHT DISCORDANCE AND ITS FREQUENNCY. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(4), 1185-87. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5118
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