Anemia is highly common during pregnancy. When you are pregnant, your baby will be absorbing a lot of what you ingest, including iron. Babies need iron to develop and you need iron to function properly. This causes an iron deficiency in pregnant women, which can leave them physically tired and exhausted.
What’s more, iron deficiency may cause impaired physical and cognitive development as well as risk of morbidity in babies. So, pregnant women are encouraged to take iron supplements and modify their diets accordingly.