March 04, 2014
Those who read our blog know that we are very focused on anemia-- and for good reason (we think). Despite increasing efforts to diagnose and treat anemia worldwide, anemia affects 28% of the global population. And for the specific populations of greatest interest to the Maternova team, anemia is of tremendous relevance-- affecting as much as 42% of pregnant women and 47% of preschool aged children internationally.
But did you know that diagnosing anemia in pregnancy requires some additional information and different cutoff points? Did you know that there are trimester specific cutoff rates for anemia? Read on!
Anemia is accompanied by symptoms including weakness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and