Iron supplements that you are popping up with an aim of adding into your health conditions during pregnancy, might lead to some birth complications in case taken in access. This is according to research conducted at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. The research lays clear guidelines as to a pregnant woman should keep a tab on iron intake unless she is not anemic. Non-anemic women should restrict the iron intake to weekly rather than daily as an over dose can lead to serious complications including pre mature babies and babies with low birth weight. Iron deficiency is common among women of childbearing age, and doctors have ordered daily supplements of 60 mg to 120 mg of iron to prevent or correct anemia and iron deficiency during pregnancy. You can read the study the May issue of Archives of Medical Research.