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
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.