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Anaemia in Early Pregnancy & ADHD

A recent study showed that women diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia in early pregnancy (less than 30 weeks gestation) were more likely to have children with neurodevelopmental disorders.  This included autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and intellectual disability. It is common for women to be diagnosed with iron deficiency anaemia at the end of pregnancy.  However,…

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foods high in iron supplements to reach your RDI

Iron in Pregnancy

The recommended daily intake of iron during pregnancy is 27mg.  Something I hear a lot is "oh I like to get my nutrients from food" or "my mum/grandma never took supplements during pregnancy..." Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to get all of our required nutrients from food, especially during pregnancy and the reason for this…

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Nutrition Pregnancy Conception Nikki Warren naturopath blog

Iron deficiency during pregnancy

  Gestational iron deficiency and brain development Iron deficiency is one of the most common mineral deficiencies in pregnant women and infants worldwide. Infants with iron deficiency anaemia test lower in cognitive, motor, social-emotional and neurophysiologic development than comparison group infants. Iron deficiency during gestation and lactation alters neuro-metabolism, neurotransmitters, myelination, and gene/protein profiles before…

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