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Why do I need more iron during pregnancy?

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Dr. Charles Greenberg
General Practice

In brief: For you and baby

Iron is essential you and your baby.
Iron is needed to make blood, brain , muscle nerce and other cell functions.

In brief: For you and baby

Iron is essential you and your baby.
Iron is needed to make blood, brain , muscle nerce and other cell functions.
Dr. Charles Greenberg
Dr. Charles Greenberg
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Change in volume

During pregnancy, your blood volume basically doubles.
The red blood cells may not be able to keep up with the volume increase and this will cause your hemoglobin to drop. Low hemoglobin can make you tired and short of breath. Taking iron and increasing your fluids can get your hemoglobin back up.

In brief: Change in volume

During pregnancy, your blood volume basically doubles.
The red blood cells may not be able to keep up with the volume increase and this will cause your hemoglobin to drop. Low hemoglobin can make you tired and short of breath. Taking iron and increasing your fluids can get your hemoglobin back up.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Thank
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