Mean gravidity of was 1.02 +- 1.19 and 63.7% of women were primigavida and 36.3% were multigravida
. Mean gestational age by dates was 38.91 +- 1.02 weeks (table-I).
Delivered 59 Patients were booked, and 13 patients were unbooked, so majority of patients were booked, in our study out of 72 patients, 48 were primigravida and 24 were multigravida
There was no much difference in the percentage of mother who was primi and multigravida
, but multigravida
mothers were slightly higher than primi mothers (42-58%).
A 32-year-old multigravida
with a big neck mass at 35 weeks was referred to our clinic.
This result disagrees with a prospective randomized study done in India that found PE was more common in primigravid women, (14) but in line with another study that showed multigravida
and multipara pregnancies were more strongly affected by hypertension than primigravida and primipara pregnancies.
Most of the respondents were Saudi, of advanced maternal age, multigravida
, and had an intermediate family income of 5000-15000 SR.
Quickening, expected at 16-18 weeks gestation in primigravida, and at 15 weeks onwards in multigravida
, must be anticipated.
Similarly, most of the cases were multigravida
in both groups A and B (74.7% and 75.5%) respectively.
Likewise, the highest likelihood of anemia was noted among multigravida
women as 3.5 times higher [AOR = 3.5 (95% CI: 1.35, 9.17)] compared to women who were primigravida.
A large proportion of the women, 428 (90.1%), were currently married, but those who were divorced or widowed were 3.8%, and 322 (67.8%) of them were multigravida
. More than half of the study participants were housewives in occupation and majority of them, 209 (44.0%), were in the third trimester (Table 1).
Seventeen percent (119) of the study participants were primigravida, 51.7% (362) were multigravida
, and 31.3% (219) were grand multigravidas
In terms of parity, 47.8% and 47% of babies who did not survive were of primigravida and multigravida
mothers, respectively, p = 0.042.