Iron is an important nutrient in a healthy diet. It plays a crucial role in blood production. To be more specific, it helps our red blood cells transport oxygen to all parts of our body. It is one of the important elements, essential for life.
If you are planning to enjoy a healthy pregnancy, the first step you need to take is to plan a healthy diet, full of nutrients. And, Iron must be an important nutrient in your pregnancy diet. Iron-deficient diet may lead you to many pregnancy complications. It may affect negatively on both the health of the mother and the growing baby.
Necessity of supplements of nutrients such as Iron and Vitamin is usually decided by the Obstetrician based on his or her assessment of the existing nutritional status of the pregnant woman. If clinical findings of some of these minerals and vitamins (based on blood or urine tests) suggest deficiency then it is indicative of the necessity for supplementation. Otherwise, these supplements are not to be considered as over the counter medications.
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Iron supplements offer many benefits to a pregnant mommy.
Some of them are:
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Iron gets absorbed better when taken along with a Vitamin C source. It is advised to take Iron and Calcium at different times and not combine them.
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A good nutrition is imperative for a pregnant woman in order to optimize maternal health, reduce the risk of birth defects and for the betterment of foetal outcome. So, be careful with your food plan and try adding all the nutrients to your diet as much as possible.
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