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What are the effects of anemia on pregnancy?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Variable
If you are severely anemic then it could affect the baby's growth.
If you are mildly anemic then your iron stores will become depleted because the baby will deplete your iron stores. Some people have medical problems like sickle cell or thalassemia and will always be anemic. Usually the treatment for anemia is to take extra iron supplements as prescribed by you doctor.

In brief: Variable
If you are severely anemic then it could affect the baby's growth.
If you are mildly anemic then your iron stores will become depleted because the baby will deplete your iron stores. Some people have medical problems like sickle cell or thalassemia and will always be anemic. Usually the treatment for anemia is to take extra iron supplements as prescribed by you doctor.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Mother and fetus
Anemic may affect the mother and her fetus.
The impact will depend on how severe the anemia is. Also importantly to know what is the cause of anemia- low iron, folic acid, other congenital blood problems etc and treat accordingly. It may affect the fetal growth as well as neurological development of the fetus. For the mom- obviously- from feeling tired, weak, to dizziness, shortness of breath, etc.

In brief: Mother and fetus
Anemic may affect the mother and her fetus.
The impact will depend on how severe the anemia is. Also importantly to know what is the cause of anemia- low iron, folic acid, other congenital blood problems etc and treat accordingly. It may affect the fetal growth as well as neurological development of the fetus. For the mom- obviously- from feeling tired, weak, to dizziness, shortness of breath, etc.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Charles Greenberg
General Practice
In brief: Notvgood
Adversely effectsvyour body and the growth and health of baby.
Geta DX and getvtreated. There are many causes.

In brief: Notvgood
Adversely effectsvyour body and the growth and health of baby.
Geta DX and getvtreated. There are many causes.
Dr. Charles Greenberg
Dr. Charles Greenberg
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