Anemia during pregnancy? Can i get it? What will happen if i already have it?

Asked By: Megan - 4/22/2006
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Your iron requirements go up significantly when you're pregnant. Iron is essential for making hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to other cells. During pregnancy, the amount of blood in your body expands until you have almost 50 percent more than usual. And you need more iron to make more... More
Answered By: cute_blondie_angel - 4/22/2006
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everyone gets during pregnancy either in the beginning or towards the end you'll take iron pills that make you constipated but the doctors are pretty good with that. just explain to the all your symptoms.
Answered By: loca1769may_2004 - 4/22/2006
Many women get it while pregnant. I had it with my first baby. I was REALLY tired (more than the usual pregnancy tiredness) and you can get irregular heart rhythms and other complications. BUT, don't panic. It's treatable with iron supplemants and a diet high in iron. Talk to your doctor. A blood test can show... More
Answered By: Getting ready - 4/22/2006
i had anemia before i got pregnant, and the funny thing is, is it left when i got pregnant i guess its becayse i got more b12 vitamins from what i ate now cause i started to eat healthier
Answered By: miraclebaby_2006 - 4/22/2006
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