Naila Munawar, Moiza Sheikh, Tuba Afzal
Objective: The purpose of this research work was to find out the impacts of short interval of pregnancy on its outcomes. Methodology: This study was a retrograde research work. Material of this research was birth records of hospital of last 3 years (2017-2019) in Benazir Bhutto Hospital Rawalpindi. Population of this research work were the females whose gestation interval was ≤ 2 years and week of gestation was over twenty-two weeks (N=2089). We evaluated the perinatal outcomes in terms of stillbirth, preterm birth and low weight at the time of birth. Results: The average age of the females of this research was 26.70 ± 5.32 years. In accordance with the perinatal outcomes of females with interval of pregnancy of less than 2 years or lesser; 8.20% females delivered before thirty-seven week of gestation and stillbirth was the outcome in case of 0.30% females. The findings determined that 4.80% new born were present with low weight of body. We found no significant difference between short interval of pregnancy and preterm birth and/or stillbirth. But we found a positive difference between the low weight at the time of birth and short interval of pregnancy (P>0.050). Conclusion: There is no effect of interval of pregnancy on perinatal outcomes as stillbirth and preterm birth but there was an important effect of short pregnancy interval on the low body weight of the neonate. KEYWORDS: Mortality, Pregnancy, Interval, Preterm, Stillbirth, Low Birth Weight, Perinatal.