Prevalence of Gestational Hypertension and Pregnancy Outcome

Authors

  • Bhat AV
  • Kharde SN

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15721

Keywords:

Gestational Hypertension, Maternal outcome, new born outcome, Prevalence

Abstract

Introduction Hypertension during pregnancy is considered as one the high risk as it is one of the cause for
maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. Aims: This study is aimed to find the prevalence of gestational
hypertension and to understand the pregnancy outcome. Settings and Design: Study conducted at tertiary
care hospital and descriptive research design was used for the study Methods and Material: Sample size was
366 women with gestational hypertension were included. Data was collected by using investigator prepared
self-administered questionnaire Statistical analysis used: inferential statistics analytical methods Results:
Results revealed that prevalence of gestational hypertension 9.8%. Maternal outcome 53% delivered at 34
to 38 weeks, mode of delivery (52.5%) were delivered by C-section, 56.3% women were induced, 97.3%
were singleton pregnancy, About the gender of new-born 51.9% were male, 67.2% were born with Normal
(>2500g) weight, NICU admission 20.5% and reason for NICU admission was prematurity. Conclusions:
The knowledge of risk factors for gestational hypertension in pregnancy may give tracks for prevention in
this population.

Author Biographies

Bhat AV

Assistant Professor, Department of OBG Nursing, KLE Academy of Higher
Education and Research, Institue of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi

Kharde SN

Professor and Vice Principal, Department of OBG Nursing, KLE Academy of Higher
Education and Research, Institue of Nursing Sciences, Belagavi

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Bhat AV, & Kharde SN. (2021). Prevalence of Gestational Hypertension and Pregnancy Outcome. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 2733-2739. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15721