What is anemia?

  • Anemia is when there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to your baby. This might be because you aren’t getting enough iron.
  • If anemia does not get treated, it can cause problems with your delivery.
  • Adding certain vitamins or foods to your diet can help your anemia.

What are the risks for getting anemia?

  • Being pregnant with more than one baby.
  • Having two pregnancies close together.
  • Throwing up a lot because of morning sickness.
  • Being a pregnant teen.
  • Not eating enough foods with iron.
  • Having anemia before getting pregnant

What are the symptoms?

  • Pale skin, lips, and nails.
  • Feeling tired or weak.
  • Dizziness.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Quick heartbeat
  • Hard time concentrating.


If you experience any of these, tell your doctor as soon as you can.