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P-ISSN: 2788-9262, E-ISSN: 2788-9270

2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Imparting knowledge regarding protein intake and anaemia during pregnancy

Author(s): Remya Paul Mukkathu and Sona Anna Sibi

Abstract: Maternal nutrition is an essential part of a healthy pregnancy. For the foetus' growth and development as well as the mother's continued health throughout her pregnancy and potential long-term consequences on both of their health, optimal diet is crucial. Protein and iron has an important role during pregnancy. Due to its roles in oxygen supply, electron transport, and enzymatic activity, iron is crucial for the health and operation of all cells. High metabolic rate cells have higher iron needs and are more susceptible to iron deficiency-related malfunction. As the mother's blood volume rises and the foetus grows and develops, iron requirements during pregnancy substantially rise. Pregnancy, then, is a situation of potential or actual iron insufficiency that may be challenging to identify due to limits in often employed indicators like haemoglobin and ferritin concentrations. Contraceptive failure, low birth weight, preterm, and intrauterine growth restriction are all linked to iron deficiency during pregnancy. This paper is going to discuss about the knowledge regarding protein and anaemia during pregnancy.

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How to cite this article:
Remya Paul Mukkathu, Sona Anna Sibi. Imparting knowledge regarding protein intake and anaemia during pregnancy. Nat J Pharm Sci 2023;3(1):38-44.

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