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Anaemia in pregnancy Posted or Updated on 16 Jan 2024

Preventing anaemia in pregnancy and after the birth of baby.

One in five women in Ayrshire and Arran are diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia at their first antenatal appointment.

Taking your iron on Alternative week days is the New recommendation.  This will Alleviate tiredness and increase Energy. Taking iron on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday is now the best way of taking Iron for A healthier mum and baby.

Mums should take one tablet three times per week, on an empty stomach with orange juice.

For more information, please ask your midwife or contact aa.prams@aapct.scot.nhs.uk 

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