Effect of iron supplementation on serum ferritin levels during and after pregnancy.

@article{Taylor1982EffectOI,
  title={Effect of iron supplementation on serum ferritin levels during and after pregnancy.},
  author={David J. Taylor and C. Mallen and N McDougall and Torbj{\"o}rn Lind},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1982},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={1011-7}
}
Serum ferritin, total plasma ferritin and haematological indices were determined during and for 6 months after normal pregnancy in 45 healthy women, 21 of whom took oral iron supplements. The physiological effect of pregnancy was to markedly depress serum ferritin concentration. During unsupplemented pregnancy median serum ferritin concentration decreased to approx. 6.0 micrograms/l by 28 weeks gestation, this concentration was maintained until term and was associated with the appearance of… CONTINUE READING

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