Serial hematologic changes and pregnancy outcome.

  title={Serial hematologic changes and pregnancy outcome.},
  author={Paul G Whittaker and Sheila Macphail and Torbj{\"o}rn Lind},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={88 1},
OBJECTIVE To reevaluate the concept that poor maternal hematologic changes relate to increased placental protein hormones, increased birth weight, and placenta to birth weight ratio. METHODS Sixty-nine normal women were studied prospectively. On several occasions, pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and post-delivery, plasma volume was measured together with maternal hematologic indices and placental protein hormone levels. Birth weight and placental weight were measured at delivery. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING