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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 12, Issue 1, September 2014 pp 73-76

Research Article

Study of congenital anomalies during pregnancy

N. Bhavani***, Sangeeta Chippa**Ŧ, V. S. Prasannakumar Reddy**, Paritelly Rajani**, Tulasi Usha*,

B. Shruti*, Bijan Mukhopadhyay*

***Associate Professor, **Assistant Professor, *Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, M. N. R. Medical College and Hospital, Sangareddy, Medak, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Introduction: congenital anomalies during pregnancy poses major psychological trauma to the parents and family. Neural tube defects are the most common congenital malformations. Various genetic and environmental factors increase the risk of congenital anomalies. Results: Total numbers of women with congenital malformations of fetus were 24. Majority of women had Neural tube defects. Most common neural tube defect was anencephaly. Majority of women were between 20 -25 years age group. Around 37% women were second gravida. Majority fetuses were female. H/o recurrence was seen in one woman. Conclusion: Early detection and termination of pregnancy will reduce the birth of babies with congenital anomalies and also economical burden, psychological trauma to the parents and family.