Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Weaam Faik Al Mahfooth

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Basrah Medical College, Iraq

  • Research Article   
    A Study of Vitamin D Level in Pregnancy and the Effect of its Deficiency on Pregnancy Outcome
    Author(s): Weaam Faik Al Mahfooth*, Rasmiya Oraibi Lafta and Alyaa Nasser Khuoo

    Background: From conception, the embryo is dependent on the mother for all nutritional requirements until birth. Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency is thought to be common among pregnant women and have an adverse effect on pregnancy outcome. Objectives: To study the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among pregnant women attending Al-Mawaani Teaching Hospital and to assess the correlation with maternal complications and evaluate the perinatal outcome. Material and Methods: A prospective hospital-based cross-sectional observational study undertaken at the Obstetrical Department at Al Mawani Teaching Hospital in Basra. A total of 100 pregnant women who attended the labor word in active labor were studied to determine the serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and assessment of the associated obstetrical complications .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0420.20.9.500

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