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Iron pill in pregnancy. Pregnant woman takes an iron-supplement tablet (Pregaday). Iron is an important mineral in the body for the formation of different enzymes, for haemoglobin found in red blood cells, and myoglobin found in muscle cells. It is an essential component in the transfer of oxygen around the body. Pregnant women may require iron supplements for healthy development of the foetus. A deficiency of iron may lead to anaemia.
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