The Relationship between Maternal Haemoglobin and Haematocrit with Low Birth Weight and Preterm Labour

Sovizi, Behnaz and Kermani Mokhar, Hamid and Eftekhari Yazdi, Mitra (2019) The Relationship between Maternal Haemoglobin and Haematocrit with Low Birth Weight and Preterm Labour. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, 7 (1). pp. 1577-1583.

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Abstract

Background &amp; aim: Low levels of maternal haemoglobin and haematocrit in the first, second, and third trimesters are considered as possible risk factors regarding low birth weight (LBW) and preterm labour (PTL). The present study aimed to evaluate the relationship between maternal haemoglobin (Hb) and haematocrit (HCT) levels with LBW and PTL. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 383 pregnant women who were admitted in postnatal ward and gave birth to live neonates. Maternal Hb and HCT levels in the first, second, and third trimesters were obtained from medical records. The data were analysed using chi-square test by SPSS software (version 19). Results: A total of 383 pregnant women with the mean age of 25.5 years were participated in this study. There was a significant relationship between maternal HCT in the first, second, and third trimesters with LBW (P<0.01). Also a significant relationship was observed between maternal Hb in the first, second, and third trimesters with the LBW (P<0.01). In addition, a significant relationship was reported between maternal HCT with the PTL (P<0.01). There was a significant correlation between maternal Hb in the first, second, and third trimesters with the PTL (P=0.01). Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, it was suggested that maternal anaemia should be diagnosed and treated at any stage of pregnancy in order to reduce the risk of the LBW and PTL.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Midwifery&Reproductive Health J
Depositing User: jmrh jmrh
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2018 08:17
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2018 08:17
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10642

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