Risk factors involved with Anaemia during Pregnancy

by Dr. Manika Khanna Gaudium IVF Centre
Many women find it hard to become pregnant and have a long struggle with fertility but at Gaudium IVF, the best IVF clinic in Delhi, we can end your struggle and help you out in getting pregnant. But once you are pregnant, you have to become more aware and careful about your health and diet. There are many problems and deficiency that can attack you after pregnancy and out of which, anaemia is one of them. the best IVF doctors in India recommend having a regular blood check up after pregnancy.

Anaemia is not only associated with pregnancy and can develop at any time. But the chances of getting a mild anaemia become high at the time of pregnancy. Therefore it is recommended to get a regular check-up for anaemia during a pregnancy. Also, pregnant women should include an appropriate amount of nutrients like calcium, iron, protein, vitamin d, iron etc.

For proper growth of the baby, the body needs a good proportion of blood at the time period of pregnancy. If the body is not getting enough iron, then there can be a deficiency of red blood cells.

As said above, mild anaemia is normal at the time of pregnancy, but if there is lack of iron and other essential nutrients, chances are that you may have severe anaemia.

What Causes Anaemia during Pregnancy?

It is very important for your body to carry oxygen to different parts throughout. But if there is a deficiency of iron, your body will not be able to produce enough red blood cells required to carry oxygen to different parts.

During pregnancy, in order to meet the requirements of the baby, the blood volume increases and with this increase, the need of iron in mothers body increases too. That is why at some point pregnant women may suffer from anaemia due to lack of iron in the body.

Symptoms of Anaemia during Pregnancy:

There are following body symptoms and signs of anaemia that one should look for.

  • Feeling tired or weak
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale skin and nails
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Cold hands and feet

In the early stage of anaemia, chances are that above symptom may not be seen. Also, if you are not anaemic, there are some chances that you may find above mentioned symptoms. A better recommendation is to have a routine blood test during your pregnancy.

How will my anaemia affect the baby?

The affect of anaemia depends totally upon the severity of anaemia. 

  • Mild cases of anaemia are common to get during pregnancy and also there is nothing much to worry about.

  • Severe anaemia can affect the growth of the baby and raise the chance of giving birth to a premature baby.

Have queries related to anaemia and pregnancy? Consult Gaudium IVF Centre, one of the best places for infertility treatments in Delhi.

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