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Low Iron in Pregnancy

Low iron - or anaemia - can lead to an increased risk of heavy bleeding after birth, needing a blood transfusion, low birth weight for baby, pre-term delivery or low iron stores for baby.

Please see the attached poster for iron rich foods which are safe to eat during pregnancy to reduce your chances of low iron (anaemia).

If you have any questions please speak to your midwife, LMC or GP.

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This page was last updated at 4:01PM on February 5, 2020.