Hypertension and Pregnancy in Karbala Maternity Hospital
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 1625-1629
Abstractbackground: Hypertension complicates 5-7% of all pregnancies. Preeclampsia
characterized by development of hypertension, proteinuria and multisystem
involvement after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a previously normal female and
disappear after peurperium and it is responsible for substantial maternal and fetal morbidity.
Objective: the purpose of this study was to know the complications of hypertension in
female during pregnancy and postpartum period, the method of termination of pregnancy,
fetal and neonatal outcome of female with hypertension in pregnancy.
Methods: this is a prospective study involve 75 pregnant women with hypertension admitted
to Karbala maternity hospital, we monitored their pregnancies and recorded the development
Results: eclampsia developed in 25.33% of them, HEELP syndrome developed in 9.33% and
intrauterine fetal death occur in 6.66% and no maternal mortality occurring during this
period, intrauterine fetal death occur in 6.66% of them and 32% of them delivered vaginally.
Conclusion: lower incidence of eclampsia, maternal death, intrauterine fetal death and other
complications due to preeclampsia due to good monitoring and the use of prophylactic
magnesium sulphate in severe cases.
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