Pregnancy anemia is also a very frequent problem, which can make women who are already tired because of their hormones and extra strain on their body even more fatigued. Low iron levels can have negative consequences, especially if a woman has gone down to anemic levels. But it's also important to keep in mind that taking an overdose of iron supplements is dangerous too. Too many iron supplements can lead to blood pressure problems and constipation. Adding iron-rich foods into your diet is an alternative way to treat and prevent low iron levels and anemia. Here are some iron-rich food suggestions for you:
- Spinach and other leafy greens
- Egg yolks
- Lentils and beans
- Dried fruits like prunes and apricots. Unlike iron pills, this stuff will cure your pregnancy constipation, rather than contribute to it!
Do you have frequent unexplained fatigue? Are you going to give iron supplements a go after reading about this study? If you are, please tell us how it goes! Imagine credit: Acid Zebra via Flickr Creative Commons.