Outcomes of Pregnancies in Mothers with Previous Miscarriageat Benghazi Medical Center: A Retrospective Study

Nagat Bettamer

Faculty of Medicine, Aljamhoria Hospital, University of Benghazi, Libya.

Zahia Elghazal *

Faculty of Medicine, Aljamhoria Hospital, University of Benghazi, Libya.

Salwa Benkia

Faculty of Medicine, Benghazi Medical Center, University of Benghazi, Libya.

Amna Attia Fadel

Faculty of Medicine, Benghazi Medical Center, University of Benghazi, Libya.

Fathiyah Eltboli

Aljamhoria Hospital, Libya.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Background: Spontaneous abortion is the most common complication of pregnancy, causing substantial consequences. The effects of miscarriage on the outcome of the next pregnancy is a rich subject for research.

Aim: to assess association between history of miscarriage and increase risk of adverse outcome in future pregnancy.

Method: A case series study among women with history of miscarriage and regular antenatal follow up, they had delivered at Maternity department (Benghazi Medical Center (BMC) during 1st may 2021 to 30th April 2022 (eleven months).

Results: The study included 103 mothers with a previous history of miscarriage. Advanced maternal age rate was 48.5%, working mothers were 39.8% of the study population and 42.72% were obese.

Our results as following 28.0% of participates developed placenta previa. only one participate in our study developed preeclampsia and no one developed eclampsia and 9 participants their pregnancies end with miscarriage around 15 participants in this study developed vaginal bleeding in first trimester without significant impact on pregnancy outcome.

Conclusion and Recommendation: Although this study does not show much impact of history of miscarriage on pregnancy outcome, and because heterogeneity of results we need to evaluate pregnancy outcome following either a previous spontaneous or a recurrent miscarriage, the findings of the present and previous studies In addition to further research with large enough sample sizes and controlling for intervening factors.

Keywords: Spontaneous abortion, miscarriage, pregnancies outcomes


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Bettamer, N., Elghazal , Z., Benkia , S., Fadel, A. A., & Eltboli , F. (2024). Outcomes of Pregnancies in Mothers with Previous Miscarriageat Benghazi Medical Center: A Retrospective Study. Asian Journal of Pregnancy and Childbirth, 7(1), 72–92. Retrieved from https://journalajpcb.com/index.php/AJPCB/article/view/134

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