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Is it safe to take iron pills during pregnancy?

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Dr. Raymond Chow answered

Specializes in Pharmacology

Yes: Iron requirements are increased in pregnant women compared to nonpregnant females. All pregnant women should be tested for iron deficiency anemia and treated with supplemental iron if needed. Untreated iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of low birth weight. (american college of obstetricians and gynecologists).

Answered 12/15/2013

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