Maggie Evans R.M, HV Cert., Cert. Ed., MSc has
30 years of experience as a practicing midwife in various care settings and more recently as a midwifery lecturer at Sheffield University for 10 years.
Maggie is an advocate of Spatone and has recommended our product to patients, mothers, colleagues and health care professionals alike.
If you are a health care professional your main concern in clinical practice today is non compliance to prescribed medication. This is a particularly concern with iron supplementation as patients often experience gastro-intestinal effects which consequently makes it very difficult to adhere to regular or long-term treatment. Many practitioners have experimented with various treatment regimes to overcome this issue but resolving long-term iron deficiency still remains a major challenge.
The WHO1 have called for research into iron supplementation with higher absorbence, lower dosage and minimisation of side effects.
Today Spatone, 100% natural iron supplement is the only iron supplement that meets all these criteria.
‘I have experienced first hand how Spatone has helped improve people’s energy levels and their general health over the years. It can be recommended to anybody who is struggling with low iron levels.
'Women are particularly vulnerable to iron deficiency and pregnancy is most crucial in terms of iron status and storage.
Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia occurring during pregnancy may result in poor birth outcomes and a longer postnatal recovery'.
‘Midwives have a key role to play within women’s lives during pregnancy and the postnatal period.
I believe that in conjunction with other health care professionals, we are in a unique position to intervene and advice on some of the core issues regarding ID and IDA.’
‘I believe that due to Spatone’s lack of side effects, women are more likely to comply with taking this supplement long-term’.
Maggie's article also makes various suggestions to help resolve some of the existent shortcomings and to empower women and midwives to have a better understanding of how the long-term effects of ID and IDA can impact well-being.
*WHO (2001) Iron deficiency anaemia. Assessment, prevention and control. Geneva, Switzerland.