to study the profile of thyroid function in pregnancy and itís correlation with the maternal & fetal outcome

Authors:Nidhi Chauhan, Ruchira Nautiyal
Int J Biol Med Res. 2014; 5(4): 4565-4568  |  PDF File


Objectives: To study the status of thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy and evaluate the maternal & fetal outcome Methods: Prospective study over a period of 12 months. 300 consecutive pregnant females were included in the study 37 of these formed the study group while 263 formed the control group. Subjects in the study group were given appropriate treatment for thyroid dysfunction and the maternal and fetal outcome were recorded. Results: 12.33% pregnant females were diagnosed with thyroid disorder 91% of these were hypothyroid. Most common maternal complication/risk factor observed in the study group was previous abortion followed by infection, PIH, anaemia placental abruption & PPH. The most frequent fetal complication/ risk factor were higher incidence of LSCS, low birth weight, prematurity & IUGR. Conclusion: The incidence of thyroid disorders in pregnancy is significant and these disorders adversely affect the maternal & fetal outcome so timely recognition & management of these disorders can improve the maternal & fetal outcome