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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

Iron needs increase during pregnancy primarily due to the loss of iron that occurs with bleeding after delivery.

__ True

__ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Iron needs increase during pregnancy primarily due to the loss of iron that occurs with bleeding after delivery” is true or false.

Introduction: Iron is a major component of hemoglobin in red blood cells. Hemoglobin carries the oxygen from the lungs and transports it to other body parts. About two- third of the body’s iron is represented by hemoglobin.

Explanation

The additional requirement of iron during pregnancy is not because of iron loss that occurs with bleeding after delivery. Women require 1 g of additional iron supplements during pregnancy of which 45 percent is used to increase red blood cell mass, 30 p...

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