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Pregnancy Anemia Can Lead to Childhood Asthma

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pregnancy anemiaInteresting study featured in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology showed that pregnancy anemia can lead to childhood asthma. 12% of pregnant mothers are anemic.  Of those with pregnancy anemia – 22 percent of the mother’s offspring had a recurrent wheeze in the first year of life and 17 percent had active asthma at age six.

“Early childhood wheezing and asthma are on the rise,” said Elizabeth Triche, PhD, lead author of the study. “We found there is a link between anemic pregnant women and their children’s wheezing and asthma.”

I read the study and remember it’s not just me, it’s a cute little baby whom I am responsible for.  22 out of 100 is a significant number. 17 out of 100 with asthma.

Take care of yourself. Take care of your baby. I’m speaking to myself here, last week I was handed a bag of iron pills and told that I was anemic. I don’t eat much meat. I’ve been exhausted and drained. Now at least the exhaustion maybe explained for.

Excuse me while I end this post, I have an iron pill I have to take.

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