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Why do 50% of pregnant mothers lapse from their iron supplements treatment?

During pregnancy, there is an increased need for iron as blood volume increases by 40-50%. During the second and third trimesters, dietary iron requirements can increase to as much as 30mg per day. High dose oral iron is the most recommended form of iron for pregnant women, however 8/10 suffer from the side effects of oral iron. This leads......
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Why are so many pregnant women iron deficient? And what can we do about it?

Avril Flynn
Many pregnant women are not getting the right amount of iron. For mothers, the risks of iron deficiency include poor cognition and low productivity, fatigue, palpitations, depression, low mood and anaemia. For babies: preterm birth, low birth-weight and – at the extreme end – congenital abnormalities, cognitive impairment, and a......