Pregnancy induced hypertension is a common medical disorder associated with pregnancy. Though it is on the decline, it is still a public health problem.
Aim of the study: To study prevalence of gestational hypertension in pregnancy in Cure Well Hospital, Srinivas Colony,Warangal, Telangana.
Materials and methods: This was a prospective study done on 70 cases with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy for a period of nine months in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecologyat Cure Well Hospital, Srinivas Colony,Warangal, Telangana.
Results: Among hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, gestational hypertension ie, 61.7% was most common followed by pre-eclampsia 30%, chronic hypertension constituted 5.7% (04/70) and pre-eclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension occupied 2.8% (02/70). The highest number of patients with Gestational hypertension and Preeclampsia-eclampsia were found in the age group of 23-27 years.
Conclusion: The prevalence of pregnancy induced hypertension among women attending delivery service were 8.3%. It is more prevalent in younger age groups and is associated with multiple complications in the mother and baby. Early diagnosis and treatment through regular antenatal check-up helps to prevent PIH and its complications.