Preeclampsia is defined as multi-system disorder of unknown etiology characterized by rise of blood pressure to the extent of 140/90 mm of Hg or more taken on at least two occasions 6 hours apart with proteinuria in a previously normotensive and non proteinuric women after 20 weeks of gestation.
100 antenatal women attending antenatal outpatient department as well as women admitted to obstetric ward and labor room were assessed and enrolled in the study as per the formulated inclusion and exclusion criteria after counseling and taking written informed consent.
It was observed that most common complication associated with group 1 was IUGR followed by HELLP syndrome, IUD, abruption placentae, eclampsia. Most common complication associated with group 2 was also IUGR followed by HELLP syndrome, eclampsia, abruption placentae, IUD. Statistically significant complications between two groups were HELLP syndrome, abruption placentae, IUGR & IUD.
Conclusion: Though preeclampsia is not a preventable obstetric condition but the severity of complications associated with early onset preeclampsia and the related morbidity and mortality can be reduced by providing timely and proper antenatal care.