EFFECT OF MALNUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT OUTCOME BASED ON ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL CASES
Sandireddy Nikhil Reddy* and Thanneeru Vishnu Priya
This is a prospective interventional and descriptive study for assessment on effect of malnutrition during pregnancy mainly on low body weight (LBW) neonates. The study includes 200 clinical cases of LBW neonates less than 2.5kg immediately after birth. Biochemistry profile was studied and compared with the standard values and data of its effects due to deviation from the standard range are collected. The variables studied includes age, gestational weight gain (GWG), LBW, infertility, prior spontaneous abortion, prior induced abortion, toxic exposure, socio-economic status, dietary intake. A total of 200 clinical case sheets of mother-infant pair immediately after delivery was collected from Department of special newborn care unit, civil hospital, Karimnagar and interviewed Pharmacists play a vital role in counseling women, family members and educating the future generations and improve the nutritional state of both pregnant woman and neonates mainly to decrease morbidity and mortality.
Keywords: LBW, malnutrition, neonates, nutrition, pregnant woman.
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