Anemia can be a problem for all women and especially for those who are pregnant, because the fetus stores up iron while in the womb, said registered dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth. She said pregnant women can get extra iron through prenatal vitamins, but dietary sources include animal sources, vegetables such as spinach and kale, fruits such as dried apricots and figs, and pairing iron-rich foods with foods high in vitamins C and B-12.

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