Hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels in mothers and infants at birth


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.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01846030

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@article{Bratlid1980HemoglobinAS, title={Hemoglobin and serum ferritin levels in mothers and infants at birth}, author={Dag Bratlid and Peter johan Moe}, journal={European Journal of Pediatrics}, year={1980}, volume={134}, pages={125-127} }