Learn the facts about anemia during pregnancy
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Hi everybody! I am Melanie Raposo, and welcome to Mommy's Minute. The most common cause of anemia during pregnancy is iron deficiency. Even if you weren't anemic before you got pregnant, you can still develop anemia. Your baby won't really be affected too much by it as you will run out of iron long before your baby does, but ignoring the problem can cause serious risks to your baby. Women need about 50 mg of iron per day, but when you are pregnant, you need double that amount. So eating foods like red meats, spinach, and dry fruits are great ways to get iron, and drinking vitamin C with these foods increases the absorption of iron. So if you are feeling overly tired and weak, these could be symptoms of anemia, and talk to your doctor right way before the problem gets worse.
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