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Iron Deficiency

Iron deficient pregnancy naturopath

Experiencing iron deficiency when pregnant is extremely common. Symptoms can include fatigue, rapid heart rate and feeling faint. Poor delivery of oxygen throughout the body leads to a lack of energy and reduces your ability to fight infections. Iron deficiency when pregnant can impair the function of many enzymes responsible for hormone production and detoxification. 

Recent research has found that around 40% of women begin pregnancy without enough iron. Iron is responsible for the growth of the placenta, effects the growth and health of the baby and protects against blood loss during birth. Poor iron levels in pregnancy increase the chance of having a baby with a low birth weight and of being born preterm.

If you want to find out whether you are iron deficient or would like to prevent becoming iron deficient during pregnancy then please contact me today to make an appointment.