White is the color of her nails.
Underneath which little blood tails.
Red is the color of her pill
That she said made her ill.
Blue is the color of sheet in which her baby lies
Asleep as his mother in despair cries.
Green is the color of her hospital gown
That in her blood and tears drown.
Yellow is the color of the flowers
That on her grave her family showers.
In India around 50.3% of pregnant women are anemic. Hence it is no surprise that I rarely found a pregnant women with normal hemoglobin levels at the PHC. Anemia during pregnancy decreases the woman’s reserve to tolerate bleeding either during or after child birth and is associated with increased risk of intra uterine growth restriction, premature delivery, low birth weight (LBW), maternal and child mortality. How can we improve this situation?