The Association of Maternal Age and Infant Birth Weight with the Duration of Labor


Yeni Fitrianingsih, Noor Pramono, Dwi Pudjonarko, Hanung Prasetya

 

Doctoral Program of Health Medical Sciences, Diponegoro University

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Prolonged labor is child delivery more than 24 hours in primigravida, and more than 18 hours in multigravida. In the 2017, Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS) data showed that prolonged labor was the most reported delivery complication at 41%. This study aimed to determine the association of maternal age and infant birth weight with the duration of labor.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at the Community Health Center, Cirebon in April 2021. A sample of 224 mothers who gave birth was selected for this study. The dependent variable was duration of labor. The independent variables were maternal age and infant birth weight. The data were collected by medical record. The data were analyzed using multiple linear regression.

Results: Duration of labor was prolonged with older maternal age (b= 0.03; p= 0.006) and the larger infant birth weight (b= 0.02; p= 0.035).

Conclusion: Duration of labor is prolonged with older maternal age and the larger infant birth weight.

Keywords: maternal age, birth weight, duration of labor

Correspondence: Yeni Fitrianingsih. Doctoral Program of Health Medical Sciences, Diponegoro Univer­sity, Semarang, Indonesia. Email: yfitrianingsih44@gmail.com. Mobile: +6282116­122264.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/ICPHmaternal.FP.08.2021.09

Share this :

View PDF