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Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs

  • Nándor Ács
  • Ferenc G. Bánhidy
  • Andrew E. Czeizel
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Abstract

There is normally a 36% increase in the blood volume during pregnancy with a maximum at the 34th gestational week (Peck and Arias, 1979). This dramatic change is caused by the 47% plasma volume increase and 17% red blood cell mass increase. The latter reaches its maximum at term. This difference results in a relative hemodilution throughout pregnancy with a maximum between 18th and 34th gestational weeks.

Keywords

Pregnant Woman Folic Acid Iron Deficiency Prenatal Care Birth Outcome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nándor Ács
    • 1
  • Ferenc G. Bánhidy
    • 1
  • Andrew E. Czeizel
    • 2
  1. 1.Second Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySemmelweis UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Foundation of the Community Control of Hereditary DiseasesBudapestHungary

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