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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66097

Maternal Iron Deficiency Anemia as A risk Factor for Preterm Labor in Salaheddin Governorate, Iraq, 2022

Dr.Kawthar J. Mohamed, Prof. Dr. Nabila K. Yaqoub


Background: Globally, approximately 11.1% of live births are preterm deliveries, and preterm labour accounts for as much as 75-80% of neonatal morbidity and mortality which imposes physical, psychological, and economic burdens on babies, mothers, and families. Iron deficiency, iron-deficiency anemia, and inflammatory processes either related to infection or sterile inflammatory response represent risk factors for preterm labour Aim: Decrease the prevalence of preterm labour and its complication.Assess the impact of iron deficiency anemia on the pregnancy as a cause of preterm labour. Find out the main factorsthat might be associated with increased risk of anemia in pregnancy.


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