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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2021, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

Correlation between vitamin D3 levels and maternal outcomes during pregnancy
Author(s): Dr. Shruti Maliya, Dr. Gurkiran and Dr. Khushbu Dubey
Abstract: Background: 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.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Shruti Maliya, Dr. Gurkiran, Dr. Khushbu Dubey. Correlation between vitamin D3 levels and maternal outcomes during pregnancy. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2021;5(2):33-35. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i2a.863
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology