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International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing

P-ISSN: 2664-2298, E-ISSN: 2664-2301
International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
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International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
2024, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A
A co-relational study to measure the placental weight and birth weight among non-anemic and anemic pregnant women

Baljeet Kaur and Dr. Karuna Sharma

Pregnancy is a unique interesting and frequently joyous time in female life because it highlights the mother's remarkable, innovative, and nurturing powers even as offspring a bridge to the future. It is the time during which one or more babies develop inside a woman's womb. Anemia is a relatively common condition during pregnancy that carries several health hazards for both the mother and the unborn child. Anemia mainly effects on placental weight and birth weight.
Method: A descriptive design was used in the study. A total of 60 pregnant women (30 non anemic and 30 anemic) were selected through the convenience sampling technique. A self-structured tool was used to collect the data.
Result: The comparison of placental weight among non-anemic and anemic pregnant women. The data displays that mean± SD 514.00±14.28 of non-anemic placental weight and 557.00±12.90 of anemic placental weight. The t value is 12.23 at p<0.05. That was significant. The comparison of birth weight among non-anemic and anemic pregnant women. The data displays mean± SD 3.13±0.34 of non-anemic birth weight and 2.07±0.18 of anemic birth weight. The mean difference is 1.05. The t value is 14.758, at p<0.05, and was significant. The Correlation between placental weight and birth weight among non-anemic and anemic pregnant women which was calculated using the Pearson correlation coefficient. The results show that there was a negative correlation between placental weight and birth weight (r= -0.105) in non-anemic pregnant women and a positive correlation between placental weight and birth weight (0.027) which was non-significant. The association was found in the Duration of marriage between placental weight and monthly income of birth weight with selected demographical variables at p<0.05.
Conclusion: According to the findings, anemia during pregnancy is a dangerous condition that harms both placental weight and birth weight. This study found that placental weight was increased and birth weight was decreased in anemic women.
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International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing
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Baljeet Kaur, Dr. Karuna Sharma. A co-relational study to measure the placental weight and birth weight among non-anemic and anemic pregnant women. Int J Obstetrics Gynaecological Nurs 2024;6(1):31-35. DOI: 10.33545/26642298.2024.v6.i1a.131
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