International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part E (2016)
A study of maternal vitamin D3 levels in pregnancy with relation to obstetrics and medical complications
Dr. Mangal Puri, Dr. Vidya Gaikwad, Dr. Monika Maan
Aim of the study was to assess the Vitamin D levels in the antenatal women in pregnancy, to find out the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and to correlate that with obstetrics complications like Pre-eclampsia, GDM, Anemia and IUGR. Vitamin D levels were done by measuring 25- hydroxy vitamin D in the serum by Chemiluminescent Immunoassay and accordingly patients were grouped as sufficient, insufficient and deficient. Despite ample available sunshine throughout the year, Vitamin D hypovitaminosis is quite prevalent in our country. Majority of antenatal women have Vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency. There is an extreme lack of awareness regarding the importance of Vitamin D in pregnancy and its sources. Vitamin D hypovitaminosis increases the incidence of pregnancy related complications like Preeclampsia, GDM, anaemia, Preterm delivery and IUGR. This warrants the need to increase the awareness regarding sources, serum levels of vitamin D preconceptionally and revise guidelines for supplementation.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mangal Puri, Dr. Vidya Gaikwad, Dr. Monika Maan. A study of maternal vitamin D3 levels in pregnancy with relation to obstetrics and medical complications. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(2):306-309.