Association of Maternal Hemoglobin and Birth Weight at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Kathmandu

  • Ansari SR Baral G Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital.

Abstract

Aims: To examine the association between maternal hemoglobin with birth weight.


Methods: Cross sectional study of obstetrics database at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital. Hospital delivery of over 18 years of age women tested for Pearson correlation using SPSS-17.


Results: Total of 2085 cases analyzed. There was mean hemoglobin value of 12.05 ± 1.30 (95% CI=11.992-12.103) g/dL and no any significant impact on mode of delivery (p=0.15) and neonatal death (p=0.736). There was a small but a significant correlation (p<0.01) of maternal age with hemoglobin (r = 0.106) and birth weight (r = 0.093); but a very small negative correlation between maternal hemoglobin and birth weight.


Conclusions: Optimal maternal hemoglobin during labor rules out any strong correlation with birth weight.


Keywords: birth weight; correlation; delivery; hemoglobin.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njog.v11i2.17455

Published
Jan 30, 2018
How to Cite
BARAL G, Ansari SR. Association of Maternal Hemoglobin and Birth Weight at Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital, Kathmandu. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 02, p. 20-23, jan. 2018. ISSN 1999-8546. Available at: <http://njog.org.np/njog/index.php/njog/article/view/851>. Date accessed: 28 jan. 2020.
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