Maternal and Fetal Outcomes of Triplet Gestation in a Tertiary Hospital in Oman

Journal Title: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal - Year 2014, Vol 14, Issue 2

Abstract

Objectives: Te aim of this study was to describe the fetal and maternal outcomes of triplet gestation and to report on the maternal characteristics of those pregnancies in a tertiary care centre in Oman. Methods: A retrospective study was undertaken of all triplet pregnancies delivered at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, between January 2009 and December 2011. Results: Over the three-year study period, there were 9,140 deliveries. Of these, there were 18 triplet pregnancies, giving a frequency of 0.2%. Te mean gestational age at delivery was 31.0 ± 3.0 weeks, and the mean birth weight was 1,594 ± 460 g. Te most common maternal complications were preterm labour in 13 pregnancies (72.2%), gestational diabetes in 7 (39%) and gestational hypertension in 5 (28%). Of the total deliveries, there were 54 neonates. Neonatal complications among these included hyaline membrane disease in 25 neonates (46%), hyperbilirubinaemia in 24 (43%), sepsis in 18 (33%) and anaemia in 8 (15%). Te perinatal mortality rate was 55 per 1,000 births. Conclusion: Te maternal and neonatal outcomes of triplet pregnancies were similar to those reported in other studies.

Authors and Affiliations

Maryam Al-Shukri| Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Durdana Khan| Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Atka Al-Hadrami| Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Nihal Al-Riyami| Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Vaidyanathan Gowri| Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University; Muscat, Oman, Rahma Haddabi| Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Mohammed Abdellatif| Departments of Child Health, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Tamima Al-Dughaishi| Departments of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

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Maryam Al-Shukri, Durdana Khan, Atka Al-Hadrami, Nihal Al-Riyami, Vaidyanathan Gowri, Rahma Haddabi, Mohammed Abdellatif, Tamima Al-Dughaishi (2014). Maternal and Fetal Outcomes of Triplet Gestation in a Tertiary Hospital in Oman. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 14(2), 204-210. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-14450