Erni, Rasumawati, Vera Suzana Dewi Haris
Abstract: According to World Health Organization, 40 % of maternal deaths in developing countries are associated with anemia in pregnancy. Hypoxsia from anemia can lead to shock and death of mother in childbirth difficult, although not bleeding. The National Policy set out throughout the Center for Public Health is the provision of one iron tablet daily as soon as possible after the nausea disappears early in pregnancy. Iron is very necessary especially in the third trimester of pregnancy. In the first trimester of pregnancy iron is needed a little because no menstruation occurs and the growth of the fetus is still slow. Based on the above description, the researchers are interested in knowing how the effect of Fe plus vitamin C tablets to increased levels of Hb in pregnant women in the third trimester Health Center Pondok Benda South Tangerang. This research was quasi experiment with pretest-posttest design. In this research, namely p emeriksaan pretest initial hemoglobin levels and post test that checks the final hemoglobin levels in the two groups perlaku an I (control) tablets administration of iron (Fe), and the treatment group II (cases) Award iron tablet (Fe + vitamin C. there is a relationship between education, and the adequacy of vitamin C with Hb levels of pregnant women (P = 0.000 and 0.001). it can be seen that that there is a difference between the levels of Hb levels beginning and end on before and after the administration of the Fe and Fe + Vitamin C with a P value of 0.000. It can be concluded that supplementation of Fe influence on changes in levels Hb in pregnant women with anemia. There are differences in Hb levels in pregnant women were given Fe and Fe plus vitamin C.
Keywords: Anemia, iron tablet, vitamin C, pregnant