Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


Assistant Professor


Introduction: Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem multifactorial disease unique to pregnancy with unknown aetiology which is characterized by blood pressure ≥140/90 mmHg after 20 weeks of gestation associated with proteinuria ≥300 mg/24- hour urine specimen. It complicates about 2-10% of pregnancies worldwide. Objectives: To determine the prevalence and evaluate feto-maternal outcomes of pre-eclampsia. Methods: This was a retrospective study conducted at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIMS) Kochi from 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018. This study was done by retrospective analysis of the delivery register (Labour room) and hospital medical records. Results: The prevalence of pre-eclampsia is 2.5% and the major feto-maternal complications are impending eclampsia, maternal distress, placental abnormalities. Conclusion: The outcomes can be improved with prompt recognition and management, so pregnant women need to have routine health screenings



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