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Iron-Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnancy

Anaemia is the most common blood-related disorder that may occur during pregnancy. The incidence of anaemia is noted to be as high as 40-80% in India. Consequences of Iron-Deficiency Anaemia in Pregnant Women An increase in tiredness An increased vulnerability to illnesses and infections An increased risk of infections after delivery An increased risk of depression after delivery Preterm delivery or giving birthto a low birth-weight baby An increased risk of stillbirth Recommendations for Iron Supplements during pregnancy An amount of 0.8 to 1 mg in the first trimester An amount of 4 to 5 mg in the second trimester More than 6 mg in the third trimester