Pregnancy & Anaemia: Iron deficiency during Pregnancy, Causes and Symptoms

Pregnancy Anaemia, Iron deficiency is seen a lot in Indian women. This deficiency can also prove to be fatal, especially during pregnancy. Therefore, during pregnancy do not forget to consult your doctor.

Pregnancy & Anaemia: Iron deficiency during Pregnancy, Causes and Symptoms
Iron deficiency during pregnancy, image source: Healthshots

Pregnancy & Anaemia: It is common to be prone to anemia i.e. iron deficiency during pregnancy. Especially in India, 59 percent pregnant women are suffering from iron deficiency. Mild iron deficiency is common during pregnancy, but severe anemia can lead to a variety of problems. In which premature delivery and other health-related problems are included. Anemia during pregnancy affects not only the mother but also the child. Low iron levels in the mother's body can also lead to low birth weight of the baby. 

The good thing is that this condition can be easily managed with the help of medicines and nutrition rich diet. However, if do not make the mistake of ignoring it, otherwise it can lead to the death of mother or child or both.

Causes of anemia in pregnancy

There can be many reasons behind the low iron level during pregnancy. However, all pregnant women are at risk of low iron levels. Then in some women its risk becomes higher than others.

Pregnant with twins, triplets etc.

Heavy menstruation

Vegetarian or vegan diet

Not taking iron-rich food in the right amount

Vomiting multiple times during pregnancy

No gap between two pregnancies 

Symptoms of iron deficiency in pregnancy

The most common symptoms during this time are:

Yellow color of the skin, tongue, nails, or eyes

Most women nausea



back pain

swelling of feet

Difficulties in breathing

Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.