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    SoLong is offline Registered User
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    Iron deficiency

    Does anyone have iron deficiency during pregnancy? What is your blood iron count? And what does your doctor about it?
    I have a really low level of iron (6). My doctor has asked me to double my dose of iron capsules. She says the baby should not be effected. But I don't know about that. Does your doctor speak differently?
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    I say extra iron won't harm the baby, but it might make you constipated.

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    I've got low iron levels too, and am at 33 weeks into my twins pregnancy. I started taking the iron capsules but they made me feel nauseous....so the doc gave me drops instead...much better!

    I also eat more red meat and green veggies, both of which have a high iron level (and the odd glass of Guinness too, which has high iron content).

    Haven't had any constipation, but my poo has turned black because of the extra iron (sorry to be so graphic!)

    K

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    Hope your iron level boosts back up KatBoo..

    I have now started eating spinach almost everyday and apples too, along with doubling my iron capsule dose. And with increased spinach I have found that constipation is also easily tackled. Eating raw tomatoes has also worked. And I am eating mangoes too now that they are sweet. Believe me all this has made me feel so much better. So increasing iron capsules has not really hurt my digestive system, thankfully.

    And about the baby, yes the baby should be fine as the doctors say.

    Looks like I have replied to my own problem... :)
    :cheerlead Almost time!!!!!!

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