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Blood tests for investigating maternal wellbeing. 2. Testing for anaemia in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21155475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blood tests for investigating maternal wellbeing is the 10th series of 'Midwifery basics' and is targeted at both student and practising midwives who wish to update. The series aims to raise awareness of the needs of women during their childbearing experience. This first article will provide an overview of the blood screening tests concerned with differential diagnosis of anaemia in pregnancy so that midwives are able to identify those women who 'actually' need iron therapy and those who require further specialist input from either an obstetrician and/or a haematologist. The reader is encouraged, through directed exercises, to seek further information.
Susan Crowther
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The practising midwife     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1461-3123     ISO Abbreviation:  Pract Midwife     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-15     Completed Date:  2011-01-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814758     Medline TA:  Pract Midwife     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-52     Citation Subset:  N    
AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Iron-Deficiency / blood*,  diagnosis*
Great Britain
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Midwifery / education,  methods*
Nurse's Role
Nurse-Patient Relations
Nursing Diagnosis / methods*
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / blood*,  diagnosis*
Prenatal Care / methods
Women's Health

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