Worried About Anemia? 11 Symptoms Pregnant Moms Should Watch For! by Christy Garrett

Women's Health
4 years ago
Worried About Anemia? 11 Symptoms Pregnant Moms Should Watch For!

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), anemia is when the body doesn't have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. Anemia can be common during pregnancy. Here are the symptoms to watch for:

  • feeling more tired than usual
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • rapid heartbeat
  • heart palpitations
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • irritability
  • difficulty concentrating
  • craving ice or non-food substances
  • looking pale on your fingernails, on the underside of your eyelids and lips

Consult your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. Untreated anemia can have serious side effects for Mom and Baby.

Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Yes, so very important for our moms to know!
Molly Laird
So very helpful! Eating lots of iron in hopes that my hemoglobin number gets to where it needs to be!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Coronavirus & Eating Out at Restaurants: 10 Steps to Safer Dining Out During the COVID-19 Pandemic

33 Million People Have No Idea They Have Kidney Disease: Recognizing These 10 Kidney Disease Symptoms Could Save Your Life

Minority Health Challenges: Resources for Low-Income Minorities During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Get Happy About Serotonin: 5 Natural Ways to Boost Serotonin (the "Happy Hormone") in Your Body

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!