Status of Serum Electrolytes Based on Parity of Pregnancy
Christiana Nkeiru Friday, Faith Diorgu, C.* & Anacletus Francis
African Center of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Dr. Faith Diorgu, C., African Center of Excellence for Public Health and Toxicological Research, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Keywords: Parity; Electrolytes; Status, Pregnancy; Trimesters
Electrolytes are mineral ions that have the capacity to conduct electrical charges when dissolved in a solution like the blood. Its derangement during pregnancy is one of the most leading causes of foeto- maternal morbidity and mortality.
This study is aimed at determining the status of electrolytes based on parity of pregnancy.
The study includes one hundred blood samples of pregnant women between age 20 to 42 years attending antenatal care in four selected private Obstetric and Gynaecological hospitals in their first, second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
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