If you are feeling weak, easily get tired or notice that you are turning pale, it could be that you are experiencing iron deficiency. Anemia during pregnancy is common because you need more blood to carry oxygen and nutrients to your baby.
Why does iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy happen?
According to some studies, drinking coffee, teas or other high caffeine drinks repels the absorption of iron. This is one of the reasons why you are asked to give up drinking caffeinated drinks while you are pregnant. Another reason for iron deficiency could come from your diet, especially if you are not eating enough foods rich in iron and Vitamin C like meat and fish. Vitamin C is vital in the absorption of iron. Iron deficiency can also be caused from a short gap between pregnancies. Meaning, your body has not yet recovered fully from the previous pregnancy.
That is why it is important to undergo those standard laboratory procedures that your doctor requires so that they can determine and know ahead if you are suffering or prone to having iron deficiency anemia or other health threatening concerns.
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