Risk Factors for Anaemia During Pregnancy

Risk Factors for Anaemia During Pregnancy

Anaemia is a condition in which there are not enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to the tissues in the body.

You’re at a high risk of developing anaemia during pregnancy if you;

  • Have two pregnancies close together.
  • Have a heavy pre-pregnancy menstrual flow.
  • Do not consume enough foods that are rich in iron.
  • Are vomiting frequently during morning sickness.
  • Are pregnant with more than one child.
  • Had anaemia before you got pregnant
  • Are a pregnant teenager

Symptoms of anaemia during pregnancy

  • Dizziness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling excessively tired or weak
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Having cravings for non –food items like clay, dirt or corn-starch.
  • Feeling light-headedness.
  • Becoming pale.

Sources: American Society of Haematology and WebMD

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