- Tiredness or fatigue
- Trouble with concentration or remembering
- Numbness or tingling of extremities
- Low immunity or prone to colds or the flu
- Depression / Anxiety
- Cravings for sweets
- Morning Sickness
DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY: Deficiencies in vitamin B1.
Whole grains, wheat germ, peanuts, green peas, dark leafy green vegetables, lean pork, cooked dried beans and peas.
CRAVING SWEETS/MORNING SICKNESS: Deficiency in Vitamin B6
VERY PALE SKIN: Deficiency in Folic Acid
FATIGUE: deficiency in iron
Before becoming fatigued, remember that many foods are packed with iron. So begin eating these foods even before becoming pregnant. These foods are: Black Strap Molasses, Spinach, Kale,
INCREASED COLDS AND SUSCEPTIBILITY TO FLU: Deficiency in copper, iron, selenium, zinc, Vitamin A & Beta Carotine, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, or any of the B vitamins (especially Folic Acid)
DISORIENTATION/NUMBNESS OR TINGLING OF EXTREMITIES/MOODINESS/IRRITABILITY/DIZZYNESS: Vitamin B12 deficiency which causes macrocytic anemia, or if the cause is by a lack of digestive factor, pernicious anemia. These two are not the same as an iron deficiency.
Found mostly in food of animal origin, i.e. meats, milk and eggs. If found in plant form it usually is due to fermentation such as Miso.
Note: B12 deficiency may put you at risk for a preterm delivery, or a low-birth-rate baby.