Obstetric History and Maternal Complications related to Preterm Birth

  • Gracimary Alves Teixeira Endereço: Avenida Senador Salgado Filho, s/n - Lagoa Nova, Natal - RN, Brasil, CEP:59078-970
  • Jovanka Bittencourt Leite de Carvalho
  • Thais Rosental Gabriel Lopes
  • Flavio Cesar Bezerra da Silva
  • Silvana Alves Pereira
  • Larissa Mendonça Torres
  • Juliana de Almeida Leandro Bezerra


Objective: To summarize knowledge produced in scientific articles about obstetric history, maternal complications and types of pregnancy as risk factors related to preterm birth. Method: an integrative review conducted in February and March 2015, through databases: lilacs, CINAHL and Pubmed. For this it was used the Mesh descriptors: Infant, premature; Risk factors and Causality, having been found studies 50,528. After assessment of methodological rigor and level of evidence of the studies 32 articles were selected. Results: Among the risk factors associated to preterm birth highlighted the previous history of prematurity. Also emerged: hypertensive disease by eclampsia and eclampsia no, genitourinary infection and antiretroviral therapy in pregnancy. Conclusion: Maternal complications are subject to screening, treatment and prevention. In addition, obstetric history of risk can be identified in a timely manner to reduce morbidity and mortality both mother and neonatal.

Sep 17, 2016
How to Cite
TEIXEIRA, Gracimary Alves et al. Obstetric History and Maternal Complications related to Preterm Birth. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, sep. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1704>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2092.
Obstetrics & Gynecology


Infant, premature; Risk factors; Causality; Obstetric nursing.

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