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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : (127) Last page : (130)
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Anemia and Pregnancy

Swapana John1,2* and Prakash C. Sharma1
1,2Research Scholar, 1Research Supervisor
1Department of Zoology, S.P.C Government College, Beawar Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001, India
2Department of Zoology, Sophia Girls' College (Autonomous), Ajmer, Rajasthan 335001, India
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Received: 5.03.2021 | Revised: 9.04.2021 | Accepted: 14.04.2021 


Anemia during pregnancy is a major world health concern especially in developing countries affecting the life of the women and the future of the child thereby influencing the present as well the future of the nation and the world at large. Nutritional deficiency still emerges out the main cause of iron deficiency anemia affecting the life of the pregnant women. The iron deficiency anemia has a major say in adverse pregnancy outcomes like pre term delivery, IUGR, morbidity even leading to mortality, however it is noted that severe anemia has a significant effect than moderate and mild anemia. A well balanced diet can avert this condition, nonetheless iron supplementations as per the government guidelines and various treatment available also help to tackle the situation. Education of the women and more awareness programmes on health, pregnancy and nutrition by the stakeholders can further reduce the incidence of anemia in pregnancy.

Keywords: Anemia, Iron deficiency Anemia, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Pregnancy outcome, Treatment.

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Cite this article: John, S., & Sharma, P. C. (2021). Anemia and pregnancy, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 9(3), 127-130. doi: