Weekly iron as a safe alternative to daily supplementation for nonanemic pregnant women.

@article{Casanueva2006WeeklyIA,
  title={Weekly iron as a safe alternative to daily supplementation for nonanemic pregnant women.},
  author={Esther Casanueva and Fernando E. E Viteri and M{\'o}nica Mares-Galindo and Carlos Meza-Camacho and Alvar Lor{\'i}a and Lourdes Schnaas and Roxana Vald{\'e}s-Ramos},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={674-82}
}
BACKGROUND We undertook this study to compare the effectiveness and safety of antenatal daily and weekly supplementation with iron, folic acid, and vitamin B(12) in healthy, pregnant women who were not anemic at gestational week 20. METHODS Women with singleton pregnancies and blood hemoglobin (Hb) >115 g/L at gestational week 20 (equivalent to 105 g/L at sea level) were randomly assigned to two groups, one consuming one tablet containing 60 mg iron, 200 mug folic acid and 1 mug vitamin B(12… CONTINUE READING