Increased demand of nutrition during pregnancy due to the developing fetus sometimes results in anemia in whose women who are not taking enough food. Anemia in pregnancy is a serious condition and it may cause lethal outcomes both for the mother and baby. Thrombocytopenia is also an important finding in pregnancy along with preeclampsia which results in a high risk pregnancy. Anemia and thrombocytopenia should be monitored in a pregnant lady and if found must be treated as soon as possible to prevent serious outcomes associated with these disorders. This study was designed to find out the prevalence of anemia and thrombocytopenia in pregnant women of Lahore. Blood samples were collected from 200 admitted pregnant women and tested for Anemia, Thrombocytopenia using automated hematology analyzer. Data was entered and analyzed using SPSS 19. Out of 200 pregnant females, 70.5% females were anemic and thrombocytopenia was present in 16.5% females. From this study we can conclude that it is important to diagnose the effect of low hemoglobin and low platelets count in pregnant females and in offspring. Maternal anemia is quite risky due to hemorrhage and infection in the mother and may result in preterm birth.

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