Hematological profile of pregnant women at St. Paul ’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This study aimed to assess hematological profiles of pregnant women at a tertiary care teaching hospital.MethodThis cross sectional study was conducted among 284 consecutive pregnant women at St. Paul ’s Hospital Millennium Medical College. Socio-demographic characteristics were collected using pre-tested structured questionnaire. About 4 ml of venous blood was collected from each participant for hematological parameters analysis using Cell-Dyn1800 (Abbott Laboratories Diagnostics Division, US A) and peripheral blood film review.ResultThere were differences in mean hematological parameters between trimesters: specifically differences in mean values of WBC (1stand 3rd), Hb(1stand2nd and 1st&3rd), HCT (1stand2nd), RDW (1stand2nd and 1stand3rd), neutrophil and lymphocyte (1stand 2nd and 1stand3rd, for both) were statistically significant (p 
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