Anemia in Pregnancy

by SS Trivedi, Manju Puri

Anemia is the commonest medical disorder in pregnancy, with a prevalence rate of up to 80 percent in some populations. In developing countries it is a cause of serious concern as, besides many other adverse effects on the mother and the fetus, it contributes significantly to high maternal mortality. More than 1000 severely anemic young women are reported to die every week because of their inability to cope with the stress of childbirth. It is a major contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality in our country. The anemia in pregnancy may have long term effects on the newborn’s health. Nutritional anemia, the commonest anemia in pregnancy, is easy to diagnose and simple to treat, but its eradication still eludes us. Correct diagnosis and management of other not so common types of anemia is equally important. In-depth knowledge of all types of anemia is essential for practitioners providing health care to pregnant woman. Hence, the need for a complete and comprehensive book on anemia that provides a deep insight into all aspects of anemia in pregnancy. This book aims at sensitizing the readers to the magnitude of the problem and takes them through a detailed description of all different types of anemia encountered during pregnancy, the differential diagnosis and specific therapy for each one of them. This book is an interesting and useful reading material for not only the undergraduate and postgraduate medical students but also for the practicing obstetricians and practitioners involved in ensuring maternal well-being.


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Trivedi SS
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
2. Puri Manju Lady Hardinge Medical College and SSK Hospital, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9788184482997
Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10044
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2008
Pages 222
Book Type Professional


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