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HERDIN Record #: R07-CIM-15022601184129 Submitted: 26 February 2015 Modified: 07 September 2018

Late preterm pregnancy: a review of maternal characteristics and neonatal outcomes, Cebu Velez General Hospital, January 2007 - December 2012.

Cassadra Grace Bahjin,
Karina Monica Borromeo,
Althea Jean Sandriel Cabacaba,
Ahmed Jefri Disangcopan,
Jon Aaron Hernandez,
Melody Kotagiri,
Alyssa Vency Lim,
Kay Angelli Lucero,
Jovy Louie Anthony Vergara

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Context: Late-preterm infants refer to infants delivered between 34 0/7 to 36 6/7 weeks of gestation. They account for 71% of all pre-term births. The chance of poor outcomes such as significant morbidity and even mortality is higher among preterm neonates when compared with term neonate. Studies have identified some maternal determinants to late preterm neonatal morbidity and mortality. Objective: To determine the clinico-demographic profile and fetal outcomes of mothers who gave birth to late preterm neonates (34 to 36 weeks AOG) among mothers who delivered at the Cebu Velez General Hospital from 2007 - 2012. Study Design: Case series study design with retrospective mode of data collection. Study Setting: The study was conducted at the Cebu Velez General Hospital. Study Population: The study included all mothers who gave birth  to late preterm (34 to 36 weeks AOG) neonates at the Cebu Velez General Hospital  from 2007 - 2012.  Manevers: The study was approved by the Ethics Review Committee of the Cebu Institute of Medicine and by the medical director of the Cebu Velez General Hospital. Subjects were identified from the admissions logbook of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the hospital. Medical records of these patients were retrieved and reviewed. Information pertinent to the specific objectives of the study was abstracted from the patients charts. Results: There were 3881 deliveries in Cebu Velez General Hospital from January 2007 to December 2012; 96.7% were livebirths. There were 34 mothers admitted during this time period with late preterm pregnancies with 4 mothers excluded in the final analysis. The mean age of the mothers was 28.6 + 5.6 years. Majority (80%) of the mothers had no previous history of abortion. Sixty-three percent of the mothers had known medical problems during the index pregnancy. Among the neonates, good apgar at 1 minute was noted for 90% and poor apgar was noted for 10%. There were no mortalities among the neonates. Limitations: The major limitation encountered by the researchers is the lack of adequate sample size. This being retrospective study, missing data from patients charts were unavoidable. Conclusion: In Cebu Velez General Hospital, more of the mothers who delivered late preterm neonates from 2007-2012 were married, college graduates, employed, multiparous, non-smokers and nonalcoholics, had normal BMI, had adequate prenatal check-ups and had no previous history of abortions. Maternal comorbidities were found in majority of the mothers with urinary tract infection as the most common.

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