Dr Navaal Anjum, Dr Ali Danish, Dr Qasim Amin Jalali
Aim: To assess the magnitude of anemia in pregnant women. Study design: A retrospective study. Place of work: In the Obstetrics and Gynecology department Unit II of Services Hospital Lahore for one year duration from March 2019 to March 2020. Methods: For prenatal assessment, a retrospective study was conducted on 200 women who were admitted at Gynecology and Obstetrics department were selected. The records of all patients were examined. It was divided into groups with mild, moderate and severe anemia according to Hb level. Results: 200 pregnant women were included in the study. Anemia was found in 168 (84%) of them. 91 (82.7%) were 26-35 years old. Out of the pregnant women who were evaluated at more than 37 weeks of gestation, 84.56 were anemic as compared 82.35% of women at less than 37 weeks. Conclusion: The incidence of anemia during pregnancy in underdeveloped countries is 84% compared to 56% reported by the UNO. The incidence of anemia is higher in middle reproductive age and pregnancy. Keywords: anemia, pregnancy term, Gynecology.