Anemia, iron and pregnancy outcome.

  title={Anemia, iron and pregnancy outcome.},
  author={Theresa O. Scholl and Tom P Reilly},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={130 2S Suppl},
When maternal anemia is diagnosed before midpregnancy, it has been associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery. Maternal anemia detected during the later stages of pregnancy, especially the third trimester, often reflects the expected (and necessary) expansion of maternal plasma volume. Third-trimester anemia usually is not associated with increased risk of preterm delivery. High hemoglobin concentration, elevated hematocrit and increased levels of serum ferritin late in pregnancy… CONTINUE READING
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