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ERIC Number: EJ1120993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1788-2583
Possibilities in Anaemia Prevention during Pregnancy through the Basic Health Care System
Karácsony, Ilona; Albrecht, Hanna; Brantmüller, Éva
Practice and Theory in Systems of Education, v10 n2 p141-149 May 2015
In case of pregnancies, one of the most common pathological conditions in internal medicine is aneamia with iron-deficiency. Furthermore, iron deficiency may also affect the mother and the fetus negatively. We wanted to find out which group of expectant mothers are mostly affected, which factors influence the development of aneamia. It was also observable in the case of those living at higher living standards that they take fetus-protecting vitamins with a significantly higher frequency before the pregnancy than those living at lower living standards. According to our research data, 67% of the sample developed aneamia. In our research the risk group consisted of young, vegetarian expectant mothers with low education and the multiparas. After conception, the timing of gynaecological consultation was appropriate and the majority of the sample had a clear idea of the ways of preventing aneamia. However, prevention was only realized in practice--based on the criteria--only with a frequency of 12%. It would be important to consciously plan pregnancy. After taking expectant mothers into care, they should--as soon as possible--be screened for the deficiency and in need, supplements should be started. Risk groups should be given greater attention. In their case, a routine supplement of iron would be desirable even before the development of a deficiency. During pregnancy care, awareness must be raised and an iron-rich diet should be established at the beginning. Beyond these, general practitioner, health visitors have the opportunity--through the close relationship with the expectant mothers--to control laboratory tests, provide appropriate information, recommend vitamin preparations as well as check taken medications.
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Identifiers - Location: Hungary
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