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Types of anemia during pregnancy

Types of anemia during pregnancy

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Types of anemia during pregnancy
Posted in 2013

Types of Anemia During Pregnancy

Several types of anemia can develop during pregnancy. These include:
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Folate-deficiency anemia
  •  Vitamin B12 deficiency
Here's why these types of anemia may develop:
Iron-deficiency anemia. This type of anemia occurs when the body doesn't have enough iron to produce adequate amounts of hemoglobin. That's a protein in red blood cells. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
In iron-deficiency anemia, the blood cannot carry enough oxygen to tissues throughout the body.
 Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia in pregnancy
Folate-deficiency anemia. Folate is the vitamin found naturally in certain foods like green leafy vegetables A type of B vitamin, the body needs folate to produce new cells, including healthy red blood cells.
During pregnancy, women need extra folate. But sometimes they don't get enough from their diet. When that happens, the body can't make enough normal red blood cells to transport oxygen to tissues throughout the body. Man made supplements of folate are called folic acid.
Folate deficiency can directly contribute to certain types of birth defects, such as neural tube abnormalities (spina bifida) and low birth weight.
 Vitamin B12 deficiency The body needs vitamin B12 to form healthy red blood cells. When a pregnant woman doesn't get enough vitamin B12 from her diet, her body can't produce enough healthy red blood cells. Women who don't eat meat, poultry, dairy products, and eggs have a greater risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency, which may contribute to birth defects, such as neural tube abnormalities, and could lead to preterm labor.
Blood loss during and after delivery can also cause anemia.

My advise
1....  During your pregnancy you may face Iron deficiency,  Folate deficiency  and Vitamin  B 12 deficiency
2...   I explained U the differences of above deficiency clearly
3...   All are Avialable  in your healthy food.
4...   Eat well to avoid pregnancy complications

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