European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 134, Issue 2, pp 125–127 | Cite as

Hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels in mothers and infants at birth

  • D. Bratlid
  • P. J. Moe
Original Investigations


Hemoglobin levels and serum ferritin concentrations were measured in cord blood and maternal blood taken a few hours before birth. Maternal serum ferritin levels were 29.1±18.6 μg/l which is lower than values given for normal adult women. Serum ferritin levels in cord blood were 144.4±73.2 μg/l which is higher than levels in normal adult men. No correlation was found between newborn hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels, or between newborn birth weight and serum ferritin levels.

Key words

Cord blood Ferritin Hemoglobin Maternal Newborn 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Bratlid
    • 1
  • P. J. Moe
    • 2
  1. 1.The Department of PediatricsUniversity HospitalTromsöNorway
  2. 2.Institute of Clinical MedicineUniversity of TromsöTromsöNorway

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