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Can anemia hurt my baby? 26 weeks pregnant
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes it can
Iron deficiency anemia is the most common anemia during pregnancy.
As the fetus grows, it requires more nutrients-and iron is one of the most important thing for the fetus to grow- also for normal brain development. Folic acid is another important thing-required for a normal brain/nerve development. If you are anemic due deficiency in iron/ folate (folic acid) & you dont get replacement- it can hurt your baby.

In brief: Yes it can
Iron deficiency anemia is the most common anemia during pregnancy.
As the fetus grows, it requires more nutrients-and iron is one of the most important thing for the fetus to grow- also for normal brain development. Folic acid is another important thing-required for a normal brain/nerve development. If you are anemic due deficiency in iron/ folate (folic acid) & you dont get replacement- it can hurt your baby.
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: Very unlikely
Fetus is generally protected because adequate amount of iron is still transferred from the mother even when she is anemic.

In brief: Very unlikely
Fetus is generally protected because adequate amount of iron is still transferred from the mother even when she is anemic.
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