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Is anemia very common after giving birth to a baby?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Not common, not rare

If you are referring to the mother i would say yes it is not uncommon.
The baby receives almost all of its iron from the mother. As a woman loses blood with menses she may be low on iron to start a pregnancy (which is one reason they give prenatal vitamins); after losing additional iron to the baby the mother may become iron deficient which leads to anemia.

In brief: Not common, not rare

If you are referring to the mother i would say yes it is not uncommon.
The baby receives almost all of its iron from the mother. As a woman loses blood with menses she may be low on iron to start a pregnancy (which is one reason they give prenatal vitamins); after losing additional iron to the baby the mother may become iron deficient which leads to anemia.
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