Anemia in pregnancy.

  title={Anemia in pregnancy.},
  author={Kari M Horowitz and Charles J Ingardia and Adam F. Borgida},
  journal={Clinics in laboratory medicine},
  volume={33 2},
Hemodynamic changes occur in pregnancy to prepare for expected blood loss at delivery. Physiologic anemia occurs in pregnancy because plasma volume increases more quickly than red cell mass. Anemia is most commonly classified as microcytic, normocytic, or macrocytic. Iron deficiency anemia accounts for 75% of all anemias in pregnancy. Oral iron supplementation is the recommended treatment of iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy. Parenteral iron and erythropoietin can also be used in severe or… CONTINUE READING
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