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J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2010;22(4) ORIGINAL ARTICLE RELATIONSHIP OF SELECTED PRENATAL FACTORS TO PREGNANCY OUTCOME AND CONGENITAL ANOMALIES Gulrukh Qazi Department of Obstetric & Gynaecology, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, Pakistan Objective: The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship of various selected prenatal circumstances to pregnancy outcome in particular reference to congenital anomalies. Method: It was a cross-sectional analytical study and conducted at unit ‘A’ of the Department of Obs/Gyn, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, from January to December 2009. The analysis included data on all women having pregnancies with adverse outcome and various congenital anomalies during the study period 1st January to 31st December 2009. A hospital-based maternal health data was used from history records and direct interviewing of the patients subject to their availability and information were recorded for all the cases on structured proformae. The data included demographic details, social environment, consanguinity, ovulation induction, drug intake during early pregnancy, exposure to radiation, infection during early pregnancy, complications of pregnancy, prematurity, obstetrical variables, congenital anomalies and materno-foetal morbidity and mortality. Findings at prenatal visits and data regarding prior pregnancies and morbidity among other children are also abstracted from obstetrical and medic ...
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