Anemia in Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Anemia in Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
0 30 January 2020
Anemia in Pregnancy – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Pregnancy is the most memorable journey of every woman. It is also a phase their vulnerable to many health problems, a woman braves everything that the pregnancy hurls at her to make it to the delivery phase. One such problem most commonly experienced by the women in their pregnancy in Anemia.

Anemia in Pregnancy:

The women’s body goes through a series of significant changes over the course of pregnancy. The volume of blood in pregnant women increases by almost 25% and this increases the iron requirement to make sufficient haemoglobin. Most of the women do not get a sufficient amount of iron to their body in 2nd and third trimester resulting in Anemia.

Iron is not the only nutrient required for the optimal production of red blood cells, Vitamin B12 and Folate play an important role, which is why their deficiency can lead to Anemia too. Although there are many kinds of this condition, Iron-deficiency, Vitamin B12 deficiency & Folate Deficiency Anemia are most common among pregnant women.

50% of Pregnant Women in India Suffer from Anemia: 

A pregnant woman might suffer a higher risk of becoming anemic if she doesn’t consume enough iron, suffers a high pre-pregnancy menstrual flow, or conceive immediately after pregnancy without giving the body enough time to recuperate. Though their etiology may differ, Anemia is the most common medical condition suffered by women around the globe. “In India, almost 50% of the pregnant women suffer from Anemia, of which majority are from rural areas”, says Mumbai’s Best Gynaecologist Dr. Neelima Mantri.

Symptoms of Anemia:

Weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, tiredness, fast beating, pale skin, light-headedness are some of the common symptoms of Anemia experienced by pregnant women with Anemia. But the problem with these symptoms of Anemia is that they are as same as symptoms of pregnancy. So women sometimes care to overlook them until they become serious. So Gynaecologists recommend pregnant women to seek help at the first sight of discomfort above normal levels.

Treatment for Anemia during pregnancy:

Being the most common medical condition suffered by pregnant women, Anemia is easily treated by gynaecologists with Iron and other vitamin supplements. Most of the time the symptoms get better and if they don’t, the patient is given iron through IV therapy (liquid iron through the vein) and in rarest of cases, she is referred to a haematologist. The pregnant women are recommended to include iron-rich foods in their diet and consult a gynaecologist at regular intervals for the follow-up.

Still, got queries about Anemia during Pregnancy? Seek help from the Best Female Gynaecologist in Mumbai Dr. Neelima Mantri right away. You can contact her here. Call@ +917045115577

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