“Iron is also critical to the proper functioning of the immune system and the production of energy. Insufficient iron stores in the body can lead to anemia and other illnesses. Women who are menstruating, pregnant, or lactating are at an increased risk for iron deficiency.”
Please read the full article. This ties in beautifully with the research into the correlation between iron deficiency, postpartum fatigue, and postpartum depression that you can read at PlacentaBenefits.info. The placenta is a wonderful store of natural iron, easily absorbed by the body, and incredibly beneficial to postpartum women. Viva la Placenta!