Anemia in pregnancy

Anemia in pregnancy

→ World Health Organization (WHO) has defined anemia during pregnancy as hemoglobin concentration of less than 11 gm% and a hematocrit of less than 33%.

→ CDC (Center for Drug Control) proposes a cut off point of 11 gm% in 1st and 3rd trimester and 10.5 gm% during 2nd trimester.

Anemia in pregnancy:

Physiological Anemia-Hb is never <11gm/dl

Pathological Anemia-Hb is <11gm/dl

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