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How can pregnancy cause iron deficiency anemia?

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When you’re expecting, you need extra iron to nourish your growing baby. If you don't get enough iron from your diet or supplements, you can become deficient.

From: What Is Iron Deficiency Anemia? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Anemia."

American Society of Hematology: "Iron-Deficiency Anemia."

Mayo Clinic: "Iron deficiency anemia: Diagnosis," "Iron deficiency anemia: Overview." "Iron deficiency anemia: Symptoms and causes," "Iron deficiency anemia: Treatment."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Is Iron-Deficiency Anemia Diagnosed?" "How is Iron-Deficiency Anemia Treated?" "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Iron-Deficiency Anemia?" "What Causes Iron-Deficiency Anemia?"

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Iron."

American Society of Hematology:  “Iron-Deficiency Anemia.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 19, 2018

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Anemia."

American Society of Hematology: "Iron-Deficiency Anemia."

Mayo Clinic: "Iron deficiency anemia: Diagnosis," "Iron deficiency anemia: Overview." "Iron deficiency anemia: Symptoms and causes," "Iron deficiency anemia: Treatment."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Is Iron-Deficiency Anemia Diagnosed?" "How is Iron-Deficiency Anemia Treated?" "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Iron-Deficiency Anemia?" "What Causes Iron-Deficiency Anemia?"

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements: "Iron."

American Society of Hematology:  “Iron-Deficiency Anemia.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 19, 2018

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