Anemia in Pregnancy
During pregnancy anemia may developed. When women having anemia during pregnancy time, your blood doesn't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to your tissues and to your baby. During pregnancy, body produces more blood to support the growth of your baby. If you're not getting enough iron or certain other nutrients, your body might not be able to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs to make this additional blood. It’s normal to have mild anemia when you are pregnant. But you may have more severe anemia from low iron or vitamin levels or from other reasons. Anemia can leave you feeling tired and weak. If it is severe but goes untreated, it can increase your risk of serious complications like preterm delivery. Here’s what you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of anemia during pregnancy.