When we think of Iron, it can often bring to mind big muscles, dumbbells or Popeye and his famous can of spinach. For many moms to be Iron supplement are dreaded because of it's tendency to induce nausea. But iron is extremely important for women of child bearing age, regardless of how much we do or don’t exercise, and especially during pregnancy. Even though we stop menstruating while pregnant, we need a huge supply of iron to produce red blood cells in order to for your baby to grow. Preventing anemia becomes more important than ever in the second trimester as you prepare for delivery.