Study of growth outcome in Neonate born by eclampsia and pre-eclampsia in a rural tertiary care hospital in western Maharashtra

  • Dr. Satya Rajan 1. Junior resident, Department of Pediatrics, Dr.B V P Rural Medical College, PIMS-DU, Loni
  • Dr. Jayashree P Jadhav H.O.D and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Dr. B V P Rural Medical College, PIMS-DU, Loni
  • Dr. B. D. Bora Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Dr. B V P Rural Medical College, PIMS-DU, Loni
  • Dr. Nigwekar P.V. ⁠Professor, Department of Pediatrics , Dr B V P Rural Medical College,PIMS-DU, Loni
Keywords: Neonatal health, eclampsia, Pre-eclampsia


Aims and objectives: To study the growth outcome of neonates born by eclampsia and pre-eclampsia mothers in rural tertiary care hospital.

Materials and methods: This was a hospital based descriptive type of cross-sectional study in Dr. Vitthal Rao Vikhe Patil Pravara Rural

Hospital, Loni. It was carried out over a period of 1 year that is from September 2022 to September 2023.All neonates born to pre-eclampsia

and eclampsia mothers being admitted in Dr. B V P Pravara Rural Hospital were included in the study.

Babies born with Congenital malformation and those born to mothers with other problems like rhesus incompatibility, severe anemia, renal

disease, heart disease, connective tissue disease were excluded from the study.

Results: Three fourth of the pregnancy induced hypertension mothers in our study were preeclampsia while one fourth were eclampsia. In the present study 65% babies were preterm , 34% babies were more than 37 weeks, 54.5% babies were born via normal vaginal delivery 45.5% babies were born via caesarean section, 6 %were <1kg birth weight ,14% were in 1-1.5 kg range,79 % were in >1.5 to 2.5 kg range. In preeclampsia group 18.65% were in IUGR group whereas 81.35% are not in IUGR group. In Eclampsia group 54.15% were in IUGR group whereas 45.85% are not in IUGR group.

Conclusion: Babies delivered to hypertensive mothers are more likely to experience a variety of difficulties, it is important to closely monitor these infants in an effort to reduce morbidity and promote better growth, development, and survival.


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DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2024.11.2.715
Published: 2024-05-30
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Rajan S, Jadhav JP, Bora BD, Nigwekar P. Study of growth outcome in Neonate born by eclampsia and pre-eclampsia in a rural tertiary care hospital in western Maharashtra. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2024May30 [cited 2024Jun.20];11(2):30-2. Available from:
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