Purpose: To determine the outcomes of pregnancies in women with parity ten and more.
Materials and methods: We designed this study in a government hospital in rural Turkey. Pregnant women with parity of ten or more (n=126) were evaluated and compared with pregnant women with parity lower than ten (n=90). The risk factors recorded were maternal age, parity, gestational age (weeks), delivery mode, fetal birth weight and Apgar scores. Statistical analyses were carried out using the statistical packages for SPSS 15.0 for Windows (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, U.S.A.).
Results: During the study period, a total of 12,551 deliveries were delivered at the current clinic. One hundred and twenty-six mothers were delivered with parity ten or more with a ratio of 1.01%. There was a statistically significant difference between the study and control group by means of maternal age, parity, fetal birth weight and 1- and 5-min Apgar scores (p < 0.05). There was no difference in delivery mode between the groups.
Conclusion: According to this study, pregnant women with parity ten or more showed no adverse clinical characteristics when compared with pregnant women with parity lower than ten.