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How can I prevent anemia during pregnancy?

Iron is an important element for you to take in while you're pregnant because the baby is going to be taking a lot of your iron and leaving you with what the baby doesn't need. That can cause you to be anemic. The best way to keep your iron up is with normal foods that contain iron, and these would include green leafy vegetables such as spinach, red meat, and Idaho russet potato skins.

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