What Happens To A Baby If The Mother Has Low Iron During Pregnancy?

Can a baby have breathing problems (even during the first year), stress during labor and swallow maconium, or have other health issues during the first year of life if the mother has had low iron throughout the pregnancy?

4 thoughts on “What Happens To A Baby If The Mother Has Low Iron During Pregnancy?

  • February 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I had severe anemia during my pregnancy with my son. They told me the most dangerous thing it could lead to is a low birth weight because I wouldn’t be able to give him something I didn’t have myself. So I went on a daily iron supplement and he came out fine. He was a little stressed during labour but I think that was more because he was so big and having a hard time getting out. Other than getting stuck and being born the wrong side up he was fine. He is now 5 months old and is perfectly healthy and happy! Low iron is more of a problem for the mom than the baby.
    Edit: I forgot to add, he did not have low birth weight…in fact he was 8lbs 5oz.

  • February 18, 2010 at 1:09 am

    no it really don’t effect the baby cause the baby is the one getting all the iron it hurts the mom when she gives birth she could bleed a lot more then if she had the right amount of iron in her blood im going through the same thing right know in the first two trimesters of my pregnancy my iron was good but know it’s slipping and i got to take extra iron pill and it suck cause i makes u constipated so bad and though out my pregnancy i have not had a problem with that till now and it suck so if she is still pregnant she really should take some iron pills i will help her when she gives birth!

  • February 18, 2010 at 3:07 am

    As I know it, the baby gets all your iron first so you are the one that is deprived , not the baby.

  • February 18, 2010 at 8:13 am

    i know there can be some sort of health problem for a bady that had a mom with low irons but as to what im not sure


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