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6 Best Tips on Avoiding Fatigue During Pregnancy

Dickson Yan

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During pregnancy, you need extra iron to help keep you and your baby healthy. If you don't get enough iron, you may develop iron-deficiency anemia. This type of anemia affects one in five women during pregnancy. Also, post natal women often continue to experience reduced iron levels and fatigue caused by blood loss during birth and milk production.

Some common symptoms include: Fatigue, pale skin, headaches, palpitation and eventually shortness of breath.

Common Iron consumption tips:

1) Food is the best source of iron. This means eating lots of dark green leafy vegetables, wholemeal bread, iron-fortified cereals, potatoes, lean red meat, shellfish and raisins.

2) Avoid drinking tea or milk within an hour of eating iron containing foods.

3) Milk should also be spaced 1 hour away from eating iron rich foods as the calcium can reduce iron absorption.

4) Antacids, laxatives and NSAIDS can interfere with iron absorption.

5) Vitamin C can assist with iron absorption. Try drinking plenty of orange juice or eating fruit or vegetables which are rich in vitamin C.

6) If all else fails, try iron supplements, however, most iron supplements taken in high doses causes unpleasant side effects. They can cause constipation and general tummy complaints, such as nausea, diarrhea and tummy ache. Increasing the fibre in your diet while you're taking them can help prevent constipation and taking tablets with a meal can help reduce the other side effects.

A good product to try is Spatone. Spatone delivers a far more absorbable form of iron then traditional supplements, so you can take a lower, safer dosage. Also, Spatone have been clinically proven effectively avoiding the side effects of high dose iron supplements.

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