Vitamin D3 is an essential entity involved in regulation of various bodily functions. Recent trends have associated deficiency of this vitamin with various disorders. Anecdotal evidence has suggested that hypovitaminosis D during pregnancy is associated with poorer maternal health outcomes. In this study we have evaluated levels of vitamin D3 in pregnancy and maternal health outcomes.
Aim and Objective: To evaluate hypovitaminosis D in pregnancy and correlate it with maternal health outcomes.
Materials and Methods: A total of 150 pregnant ladies were evaluated for levels of vitamin D in third trimester of pregnancy and followed up till delivery.
Results: There is high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in pregnant ladies evaluated in a tertiary care hospital of Western Maharashtra at 82% (n=123). There was high instance of abnormal/poor maternal health outcomes in patients having hypovitaminosis D.
Conclusion: It is noted that vitamin D 3 deficiency is a commonly prevalent disorder in pregnant women in India. Hypovitaminosis D is associated with several maternal complications during pregnancy. Vitamin D3 levels should be routinely monitored and any deficiency should be adequately treated.