Peptic Ulcer Incidence Among Pregnant Women in Baghdad


  • Taha Qasim Ahmad Forensic pathologist MBCHB/MSc. Al-Farabi University Collage, Baghdad.


Peptic ulcer, Pregnancy, Infection, Complication, Odds ratio


Peptic ulcers in pregnant women present a unique therapeutic challenge, necessitating a balance between effective treatment and fetal safety. Pregnant women with peptic ulcers may have Helicobacter pylori infection, increased stomach acid production, or NSAID usage. Symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and stomach discomfort are common. The treatment approach requires careful evaluation of the benefits and risks of available therapies. This study aims to investigate effective management strategies for peptic ulcers during pregnancy. Initial strategies include lifestyle modifications, such as avoiding trigger foods and eating smaller, more frequent meals. Antacids can provide temporary relief by neutralizing stomach acid but should be used under medical supervision due to potential risks associated with certain formulations during pregnancy. The study concludes that tailored treatment plans, considering both maternal and fetal health, are crucial for managing peptic ulcers in pregnant women.


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How to Cite

Ahmad, T. Q. (2024). Peptic Ulcer Incidence Among Pregnant Women in Baghdad. International Journal of Biological Engineering and Agriculture, 3(3), 164–173. Retrieved from