Introduction: Pregnancy is considered as an unique and physiologically normal episode in a women’s life. All pregnancies are at risk, while most pregnancies are uneventful. About 15% of pregnant women may develop a potentially life threatening complication in turn may require a major obstetrical intervention to survive.
Aim of the Study: To evaluate the association of elevated cholesterol levels at 14 to 24 weeks gestation in uncomplicated pregnancy and preterm delivery. To associate the elevated levels of cholesterol as predictor of preterm delivery.
Materials and Methods: The study group includes 300 healthy pregnant women, fasting cholesterol levels during 14 to 24 weeks gestation who have come to antenatal check-up at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Madras Medical College, during the period August 2016 to July 2017.
Only those patients we could follow up to term and planning delivery at IOG were included in the study. The biochemical investigations were done at the Institute of Biochemistry, MMC. The hospital ethical committee approved the study.
Results: Out of 322 antenatal mothers selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria 22 were excluded during the study for various reasons. 4 developed PIH, 7 developed Gestational diabetes Mellitus, one case was a multiple pregnancy, 2 were abruption placenta, and 8 were lost to follow up.