Abstract: Aim of Study:
To compare the serum vitamin D levels in preeclampsia and healthy pregnant women.
Design: Case control study.
Settings: Rajah Muthaih Medical College Hospital, Chidambaram.
Results: In this study of 55 antenatal cases, 30 cases of preeclampsia and eclampsia were selected as study group A&25 healthy pregnant women were selected as control group B. Maternal and fetal medical records were reviewed. Blood samples were collected from all cases. Demographic and 25(OH) D levels were compared & no significant difference was observed in age, gravidity, BMI between the groups. Majority were primigravida in both the groups. Mean vitamin D level in study group A were (24.72±12.49ng/ml) significantly lower than control group B(31.65±15.25ng/ml) (p<0.02). The rate of LSCS was found to be higher in preeclampsia and eclampsia to conclude, Vitamin D supplementation could decrease the risk of both preeclampsia and eclampsia in pregnancy& morbidity due to increase operative delivery.