Low white blood cells during pregnancy

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 Low white blood cells during pregnancy


Low white blood cells during pregnancy




White blood cells


Blood makes up about 8% of the weight of the human body, and it is the basis of life and existence. Blood is made up of white blood cells, 

red blood cells, and platelets. White blood cells and white blood cells are major components of blood and an important part of the body's immune system and work to protect the blood.


 When the number of white blood cells decreases, this affects the body's immunity and its ability to resist diseases and infections.



The reason they are called white blood cells is due to the centrifugation of blood samples when they notice a thin white layer between the plasma and the red blood cells. White blood cells have a shorter lifespan than red blood cells, lymphocytes have a lifespan of several hours, and white blood cells have a lifespan of one to two days.


white blood cell type


Granular leukocytes:

These types of cells form in the red bone marrow, and when the white blood cells are examined under a light microscope

granules appear in the cytoplasm. This includes basophils, eosinophils, and neutrophils.



Unwanted white blood cells:


  • They are formed in the lymph nodes, lymphoid tissue, spleen, and liver. Agranulocytic leukocytes lack granules in the cytoplasm and contain indeterminate granules somewhat resembling lapis lazuli. Includes monocytes, macrophages, and lymphocytes.
  • white blood cell function
  • Protect the body and protect it from bacteria and foreign substances that invade the body.
  • Heparin secretion from bisphosphonates (basophils). This is necessary to prevent the formation of blood clots.


  • Secretion of histamine from eosinophils (eosinophils). Participates in vasodilatation, especially in case of allergy.
  • Separation of antibodies from lymphocytes neutralizing microbial toxins, or deposition of microorganisms that have invaded the body.
  • Monocytes and neutrophils (neutropenia cells) feed on bacteria, which feed on a variety of protozoa such as amoebae and histiocytes.
  • Causes of depletion of white blood cells
  • Having AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
  • Blood cancer (leukemia).
  • Overactive thyroid or spleen.



  • The presence of a viral infection in the bone marrow, which is a factory for the production of white blood cells.
  • The presence of a viral infection that causes a lack of white blood cells as a result of fighting the virus.
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • I am taking certain medications that kill white blood cells.
  • The lack of white blood cells poses a threat to the health of the mother and the fetus, as the mother is more susceptible to infections and viral infections and more likely to harm the fetus. Alternatively, this low white blood cell count may be a sign of an illness that requires treatment.