Received: 1 March 2017
Accepted: 2 March 2018
First Online: 21 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was obtained from the Ethics and Research Committee, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal. A written consent was obtained from the mother for participation in the study of both the mother and their newborn child. It was clearly informed verbally and in written that there would be no potential harm to the mother or the newborn baby while performing the blood tests. The consent also informed the participants that the data obtained could be used and made public under anonymity. All procedures were in accordance with the Helsinki declaration and its later amendments.
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