During the third trimester of pregnancy, mothers-to-be sometimes suffer from pregnancy-related anaemia. It is treated with medication that contains iron, so that the baby will not suffer from a lack of oxygen.
In this period, the reserves of not only iron and ferritin, but also vitamin B6 are far below normal. Vitamin B6 deficiency can be one of the reasons why iron reserves in the body are not easily renewed. Vitamin B6 is proven to be effective in cases of pregnancy-related anaemia that are difficult to treat 3.
3. Hisano M, Suzuki R, Sago H, Murashima A, Yamaguchi K. Vitamin B6 deficiency and anemia in pregnancy. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2010 Feb;64(2):221-3