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Lower levels of iron (Hb or haemoglobin) are not uncommon in pregnancy and when you consider that women have around 40% more blood volume by the end of pregnancy, this is hardly surprising. What is considered ‘low’ can vary depending on local guidelines. There is research which suggests that levels between 9.5 and 11.5 g/dl are optimal in late pregnancy and another large study showed 8.5 – 9.5g/dl to be […]

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