Aim: To evaluate the effect of thrombocytopenia in pregnant women.
Study design: Descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study
Place and duration of study: Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Science Jamshoro from 1st June 2018 to 31st June 2019.
Methodology: One hundred and seventy-six patients were observed. Women with pre-eclampsia, platelets less than 50X1010, singleton pregnancy and pregnancy greater than 32 weeks were included.
Results: Most of the participants 91(51.9%) were 26 to 30 years with mean age was 30.71±4.45 years. Gestational duration in last trimester was 50(28.4%), 98(55.7%) and 28 (15.9%) of 28 to 32 Weeks, 32 to 36 Weeks and greater than 36 weeks respectively. Mean gestational duration was 35.11±2.3 Weeks. Seventy-one were falling in range of platelets of 30x1010 to 40x1010 (40.3%). Others were 46 (26.1%) of >40x1010, 43(24.4%) of 20x10-30x1010 and 16(9.1%) of 10x10-20x1010. One hundred and 41(80.1%) had vaginal deliveries and 35(19.9%) had lower segment caesarean section deliveries.
Conclusion: The young participants of thrombocytopenia were more prevalent than old age participants. Keywords: Gestational thrombocytopenia, Platelet count, Pregnancy