Abstract : Background: Elderly primigravida is defined as women thirty five years of age or above who is pregnant
for the first time. The advancement in the artificial reproductive technology have played an important part in
delaying the pregnancy. Maternal age is no longer only important factor in women wishing for conception.
Nevertheless the increased fetomaternal complication and consideration as a high risk leading to early
intervention among these age group is of concern.
Objective: The objective of the study was to find out incidence and to determine fetomaternal outcome in
Materials and Methods: The study was cross sectional, conducted in Regional Institute of Medical
Sciences, Imphal, Manipur over a period of one and half year. Elderly primigravida admitted at term in
hospital were studied for fetomaternal outcome.
Results: Of 17890 delivery during the study period, 280 were elderly primigravida giving an incidence of
1.8%. Based on inclusion criteria, 166 were enrolled in study.
Maternal compilation seen were, Oligohydraminos 6.02%, Gestational hypertension 3.01%, Breech
presentation 6.03% , PROM 4.2%, Placenta Praevia 2.4%, Gestational diabetes mellitus 0.6% and Twin
Caesarean rate was 67.5% of which 62.5% was done for cephalopelvic disproportion. 5.3% baby was low
Conclusion: Although fetomaternal complication in Elderly Primigravida is increased, with adequate
antenatal care, early recognition of complication and timely intervention, optimum outcome can be
expected. Further conclusion drawn from this study is rate of Caesarean section which is of concern and
needs to be further assessed.
Keywords: Elderly primigravida, Caesarean section, Complications.