Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, 43:349 | Cite as

Effect of maternal toxaemia on total haemoglobin, foetal haemoglobin and nucleated red blood cells in cord blood

  • K. Shivhare
  • K. Chawla
  • M. A. Khan
  • P. S. Mathur


The total haemoglobin, foetal haemo-blobin and nucleated red blood cells were analysed in 34 infants born of toxaemic pregnancies and 58 healthy newborns. In the healthy infants, the respective mean values were 16.03 G.% 64.57% and 4.1/100 W.B.C. The corresponding figures for infants born of toxaemic mothers were 16.44 G.%, 79.85 % and 7.1/100 W.B.G. These differences were observed irrespective of gestational age, birth weight and crown to heel length. The total haemoglobin and foetal haemoglobin were higher in newborns of anaemic mothers and normal pregnancy in comparison to newborns of mothers with haemoglobin more than 7 G.%. The total haemoglobin and foetal haemoglobin were higher in small-for-date newborns in comparison to those appropriate-for-date.


Birth Weight Cord Blood Normal Pregnancy Total Haemoglobin Foetal Haemoglobin 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Shivhare
    • 1
  • K. Chawla
    • 1
  • M. A. Khan
    • 1
  • P. S. Mathur
    • 1
  1. 1.Indore

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