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  Low In Iron?

Posted by: Alyson @ 7:45 am

Everybody feels tired during pregnancy. It’s completely normal, but if you always feel exhausted, your doctor or midwife may recommend testing for anemia. Recent studies have shown that anemia affects one in five pregnant women. Anemia occurs when there is a lack of iron, causing your red blood cell count to be low.  When there is a low red blood cell count, the blood has a hard time carrying oxygen from your lungs to other parts of the body, including your growing baby. Research has also shown that there may be a link between low iron in pregnant women to breathing problems, like asthma, in children.

Most practitioner,s offices will test for anemia at the first visit and then again at about 24 weeks. No need to panic if the test proves you’re anemic, since there are plenty of iron rich foods. Your aim should be to take in around 27 milligrams of iron per day. To help your body absorb the iron, try eating foods that are rich in vitamin C, like strawberries, tomatoes, and orange juice. Another helpful thing to include in your daily routine is taking a prenatal vitamin that includes iron.

What foods include high doses of iron?

  • Raw Spinach
  • Tofu
  • Liver
  • Seafood, such as oysters, tuna, clams, salmon, and shrimp, etc.
  • Beans, including kidney, lima, navy, black, pinto, soy beans, and lentils.
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