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title:Tracking of Haematological Parameters in First And Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Author:Snehalata J Chaudhari, Rajeshri K Bodat

Keywords:Pregnancy, haematological changes, third trimester, haemoglobin, ESR

Type:Original Article

Abstract:Introduction: Normal pregnancy is characterized by profound changes in almost every organ and system to accommodate the demands of feto-placental unit. Objective of the study was to compare various haematological parameters between women in first and second trimester of pregnancy. Method: This cross sectional study was undertaken in new civil hospital, Surat. Twenty five pregnant women each in first and second trimester were taken as study subjects. Haematological parameters and blood pressure were studied for each study subjects. Results: Mean haemoglobin value was 12.2 ± 3.01 and 11.4 ± 3.12 respectively in first and second trimester women & the mean difference was statistically significant (p < 0.01). Mean RBC count was lower in second trimester compared to first trimester but the difference was not statistically significant (p > 0.05). Mean difference of WBC count, ESR and PCV were statistically significant. There was no statistically significant difference in means of MCV, MCH and MCHC (p > 0.05). Mean blood pressure levels were slightly higher in second trimester women in comparison to first trimester but the differences were statistically not significant (p > 0.05). Conclusion: It can be concluded that significant altered haematological indices are seen during third trimester of normal pregnancy in comparison to second trimester women.

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