Maternal and perinatal outcome in pregnant women with hypertensive disorders: a population-based study


  • S. Shruthi Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital Chengalpattu, India
  • G. Thenmozhi Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Chengalpattu Medical College and Hospital Chengalpattu, India



Gestational hypertension, Hypertensive disorders, Pregnancy, Prematurity


Background: Hypertension during pregnancy is one of the well-known complications of dating from ancient times. It remains as one of the leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity through its myriad complications. To study the risk factors, prevalence and epidemiological parameters of antenatal mothers presenting with hypertension during pregnancy.

Methods: This study was on hypertensive disorders of pregnancy including mild, severe preeclampsia, eclampsia, and chronic hypertension at Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital, Chengalpattu in a period of 1st year from October 2016 to September 2017.

Results: Out of 450 hypertensive pregnancies, the majority were severe preeclampsia (39.6%). There were 78 women with gestational hypertension (17.3%), 125 women with mild preeclampsia (27.8%), 178 women with severe preeclampsia (39.6%), 64 women with eclampsia out of which 52 were AP eclampsia (11.6%), 1 case was IP eclampsia (0.2%) and 11 women were PP eclampsia (2.4%). 5 women were chronic hypertensives (1.1%)

Conclusions: Complications can affect all maternal systems including central nervous system, renal system, and hematological systems. Apart from these, the fetus also faces the brunt of insult. Fetal complications include prematurity, low birth weight, stillbirths, intrauterine deaths, and intrauterine growth restrictions. However, such vast complications can be prevented by simple blood pressure monitoring and proper antenatal mother follow-up.


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