advanced maternal age


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advanced maternal age

Abbreviation: AMA
A term used to describe the age of women for whom pregnancy presents increased risks either to the fetus or to the mother. In the medical literature this age is variably stated as being over 35.
See also: age
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A possible explanation for this might be the presence of adhesions, long operation time, advanced maternal age and presence of concurrent additional diseases of mothers.
Pregnancy and delivery are at high risk in these patients due to poor antenatal care, closely spaced pregnancies, lack of effective contraception, advanced maternal age and inadequate health services5.
Advanced maternal age is not a risk factor for omphalocoele in the local population and there is an equal gender distribution in this series.
Advanced maternal age remains the principal risk factor for trisomy 21.
Advanced maternal age and pregnancy outcomes: a multicountry assessment.
Associated factors include multiparity, advanced maternal age, simultaneous pre-eclampsia and Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome.
I Risk factors that have been independently associated with TUCK include advanced maternal age (AMA; >35 years), multiparity, diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, polyhydramnios, and previous spontaneous abortion.
Advanced maternal age is a significant risk factor which can result in an increase in genetic abnormalities in pregnancy.
The growth of the market will be supported by the high incidence rate of newborns with chromosomal abnormalities, rising trend of child bearing at advanced maternal age and increasing adoption of NIPT among gynecologists and high risk pregnant women.
The women were tested for indications that included advanced maternal age, a positive result in maternal-serum screening, and fetal anomalies detected on ultrasonography.
The national rate for C-section birth in the United States is 33 percent, but the C-section rate among the Amish studied was less than 4 percent, even though many of the women at the birth center were considered high-risk because they were of advanced maternal age, had already had several children, or had previously had C-sections.

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