Anemia in Pregnant Women

Fozia Mohammad Bakhsh, Safia Bibi, Rakhshinda Mushtaq, Khanda Gul

  • Fozia Mohammad Baksh Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta



To determine the frequency and severity of anemia in pregnant woman visiting to a tertiary care hospital.

Study design

Descriptive case series

Place & Duration of study

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit-4, Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Quetta, from January 2018 to June 2018.


The study was conducted on all pregnant women attending the Obstetrics outpatient department. Hemoglobin level was detected in BMC laboratory during routine antenatal checkup. Informed consent was taken. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 15.


During the study period, out of 1250 pregnant women, 700 were anemic giving the frequency of anemia as 56%. Majority (n= 379 - 54.1%) of patients were between ages of 31 to 40 years. Half (n=350) of the women were multipara and 546 (78%) were in third trimester of pregnancy. Mild anemia was present in 310 (44.3%) and moderate anemia in 245 (35%) women.


Anemia was most frequently detected in the last trimester of pregnancy and in multipara women.

Key words

Anemia, Multiparity, Pregnancy.