Iron is particularly important during pregnancy and infancy to meet the high demands for hematopoiesis (formation of blood), growth and development. Iron is essential for the production of hemoglobin, which functions in the delivery of oxygen from the lungs to the tissues of the body, and for the synthesis of iron enzymes, which are required to utilize oxygen for the production of energy.(Institute of Medicine (US) Committee)
Iron during pregnancy helps in :
It is very difficult to satisfy the growing need of iron in your body during pregnancy through normal routine diet. As a result, iron supplements (such as iron tablets and MamaBix) are recommended in World Health Organisation and Indian Government guidelines, in addition to being prescribed by the doctors in the second and third trimesters.
Unlike iron tablets, MamaBix was formulated in association with nutritionists, doctors and pregnant women to introduce iron supplementation in a food form to address the issue of compliance with minimum side effects.
Make sure you incorporate a lot of iron-rich foods in your diet and take your iron supplements regularly!
Remember, Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron.