Dr. Bazgha Naeem, Dr. Ishrat Irshad, Dr. Taskeen Zahra
Introduction: Pregnancy is one of the most important periods in a woman’s life and is accompanied with huge physiological changes, which can be similar to a tsunami for the body. Many different factors can influence the process of pregnancy and consequently the pregnancy outcome. Aims and objectives: The basic aim of the study is to analyze that pregnancy induced hypertension and anemia are more common in non-working Primigravida group women. Methodology of the study: This was a randomized study conducted in Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital, Sialkot during June 2019 to November 2019. We collected the data from 112 female patients who visits the OPD of a hospital. We divided the data into two groups one was those who were non-working Primigravida group women and second group was working Primigravida group. We collected all the basic characteristics of selected patients of both groups. We recorded their BP in 3 consecutive antinatal checkup, along with HB, on each visit. Results: The data were collected from 112 patients with the mean age of working women are 27.4± 2.4 and non-working women are 25.5 ± 2.6. The mean gestational age is 24.4±3.5 and 25 ± 2.4 in working and non-working women respectively. The mean Hb level were differ significantly in working and non-working women, as mean Hb level is 11.5±2.31 and 11.5±2.31 among working and non-working women respectively. BMI of working women was noted as 25.4±2.6 and in non- working women as 26.5±3.4. Conclusion: It is concluded that working women are protected to develop pregnancy induced hypertension or pre-eclampsia and as compare to non-working pregnant women regarding BP and anaemia. It may be due to awareness of working women about their health and exertion. Results found very positive differences in the HB and BP among both groups.