Correlation between Iron Profile of Pregnant Women and Their Newborns: A Cross Sectional Study

Correlation between Iron Profile of Pregnant Women and Their Newborns

  • Gorav Kumar Senior Resident, Department of Paediatrics, Government Medical College & General Hospital, Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Gunvanti Meena Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Govt. Medical College &General Hospital, Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Bhagwati Lal Bhati Junior Resident, Department of Paediatrics, Government Medical College & General Hospital, Dungarpur, Rajasthan, India
Keywords: Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hemoglobin, Serum Ferritin, Newborns

Abstract

Background: Maternal anemia leads to many adverse effects on the fetuses fetal complications. The mechanisms leading to increased morbidity include a decreased oxygen delivery capacity and the dysfunction of enzymes. The aim of this study to relationship between iron status of pregnant mothers and their newborns using a combination of several hematological parameters. Subjects and Methods: A hospital based descriptive type of observational study done on 50 singleton primi pregnant women at term gestation (37-42 weeks) admitted to labour room in government Medical College and general Hospital, Dungarpur (Raj.). General physical examination was done meticulously to assess maternal conditions regarding anemia such as nutritional status, pallor, edema and glossitis. Results: Our study showed that the male to female ratio was 1.28:1. Normal birth weight in baby was seen in 80% of cases. The spearman correlation of hemoglobin concentration was statistical significant in the newborns of mothers with hemoglobin concentration (

Published
2019-08-24
How to Cite
Kumar, G., Meena, G., & Lal Bhati, B. (2019). Correlation between Iron Profile of Pregnant Women and Their Newborns: A Cross Sectional Study. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 8(3), PE01-PE03. Retrieved from http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/902
Section
Paediatrics