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NURSE-MIDWIFERY MANAGEMENT OF IRON-DEFICIENCY ANEMIA DURING PREGNANCY

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ABSTRACT

Anemia is a common complication of pregnancy and is associated with preterm birth, low-birth-weight infants, and increased perinatal mortality. Anemia during pregnancy is most commonly caused by iron deficiency. This article reviews the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and nurse-midwifery management of iron-deficiency anemia during pregnancy.

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