ANEMIA IN PREGNANCY: PREGNANCY OUTCOME AND NEONATAL DATA IN A MOROCCAN POPULATION

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Published: 2015-11-12

Page: 90-96


NADIA HASSWANE

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy/Research Team in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Mohammed V. University, Rabat, Morocco

FATIMA ZAHRA LAAMIRI

Health Research Team Nutrition for Mothers and Children, Higher Institute of Nursing and Health Technical Professions, Rabat, Morocco

MUSTAPHA MRABET

Laboratory of Hygiene and Community Medicine, Military Hospital of Instruction Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco

H. AGUENAOU

Unité Mixte de Recherche en Nutrition et Alimentation URAC 39, Université Ibn Tofail-CNESTEN, RDC-Nutrition AFRA/AIEA, Morocco

AMINA BARKAT *

Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy/Research Team in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Mohammed V. University, Rabat, Morocco

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aim: To determine the effects of anemia of pregnancy on outcome of and neonatal components.

Materials and Methods: It was a matter of a cross sectional study of a year conducted in the obstetrics and gynecology department of the motherhood of the hospital Sidi Lahcen in the city of Temara, all births in the maternity during the study period were recruited.

Results: Of the 849 women enrolled, 697 had achieved hematological evaluation, 117 (16.8%) of them were found anemic.

Anemic women in labor were more prone to complications of childbirth and postpartum, in particular, postpartum hemorrhage and infection third day of delivery.

Our study has also shown that anemic women were more likely to give birth to premature or small for gestational age newborn and this with a statistically significant difference.

Regarding the birth defects and neo natal deaths there were no statistically significant difference between women with anemia and those without anemia.

Discussion: This study demonstrated a relationship between anemia during pregnancy and the occurrence of postpartum complications, including maternal infections and hemorrhage and high rates of prematurity and low birth weight.

Keywords: Anemia, pregnancy, complications, prematurity, low birth weight


How to Cite

HASSWANE, N., LAAMIRI, F. Z., MRABET, M., AGUENAOU, H., & BARKAT, A. (2015). ANEMIA IN PREGNANCY: PREGNANCY OUTCOME AND NEONATAL DATA IN A MOROCCAN POPULATION. Journal of International Research in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 7(3), 90–96. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JIRMEPS/article/view/1801

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