It is easy to get anemic during pregnancy as during pregnancy your body requires more iron. You must double the iron intake during pregnancy to meet your body s needs as well as support the growing foetus. Fatigue shortness of breath headache and cold hands and feet are some of the most common symptoms of low iron during pregnancy. In severe cases when the iron levels become extremely low you can suffer from nausea and heart palpitations. But if the condition goes untreated it may cause serious health issues. In fact babies born to anemic mothers may also be anemic.