What happens if iron deficiency anemia occurs during pregnancy?
If you are pregnant and have severe anemia, it can increase the chances of your baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, having problems with their iron levels and poor performance in mental aptitude tests later in life. You also have an increased risk of developing postnatal depression.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 06 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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