Fetal Outcome in Women of Pre-Eclampsia

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Mona Kanwal Naz
Rubina Tazayyen Yousaf
Aneela Gul Shaikh
Sania Nausheen Khattak
Sajida Hassan


Background: Pre-eclampsia, a serious condition characterized by high blood pressure in pregnant women, presents significant health risks for both the mother and fetus. This study aimed to assess the impact of pre-eclampsia on fetal outcomes in the Pakistani population, recognizing the condition's high prevalence and its role in maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

Objective: To evaluate the fetal outcome in women with pre-eclampsia in the Pakistani population.

Methods: This descriptive case series was conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College of Medicine and Dentistry Lahore, from January to June 2023. A total of 93 patients were enrolled to study the effects of pre-eclampsia on mothers and fetuses.

Results: Among the 93 patients, the mean age was 37.59±6.37 years. The age distribution predominantly included women aged 31-35 years, followed by those in the 36-40 and 41-45 age groups. Severe pre-eclampsia was observed in 69.9% of patients, while 30.1% had mild pre-eclampsia. The fetal outcomes were as follows: 65.5% good, 12.9% stillbirth, and 21.5% neonatal death, with an insignificant P-value.

Conclusion: The study concluded that the high prevalence of pre-eclampsia in the community is alarming, significantly increasing the risk of adverse outcomes for infant health and well-being. There is a critical need to educate women about the signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia.

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Naz, M. K., Yousaf, R. T., Shaikh, A. G., Khattak, S. N., Hassan, S., & Sumayya. (2024). Fetal Outcome in Women of Pre-Eclampsia. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(1), 28–31. https://doi.org/10.61919/jhrr.v4i1.301
Author Biographies

Mona Kanwal Naz, Cantt General Hospital Rawalpindi.

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Rubina Tazayyen Yousaf, University College of Medicine and Dentistry Lahore.

Professor of Gynaecology.

Aneela Gul Shaikh, Lady Willingdon Hospital Khairpur Medical College Khairpur Mirs.

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department Unit 1.

Sania Nausheen Khattak, BHU Bannu Health Department KPK.


Sajida Hassan, Muhtharma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Hospital Gulistan Town Quetta.

Senior Gynaecologist.

Sumayya, MNCH Tangi Charsadda KPK.

Women Medical Officer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


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