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Old 02-13-2002, 06:43 AM   #1
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Low Iron

What does it mean to have a low iron count and hemoglophin in your third trimester. My wife just got that report, but isn't too concerned. I am, though. She had toxemia last time. Is this a serious condition?
What are the causes?

 
Old 02-13-2002, 08:57 PM   #2
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Re: Low Iron

When I was told that I was just anemic. Does your wife chomp on ice a lot?? That is a sign on anemia. Basically she is fine but just urge her to eat iron rich foods...like green leafy veggies. The baby is taking most of her nutrients right now and is making a store of its own. I wouldn't worry about it. Me and my stepmom were like this at the end of our preg. I too had toxemia so I understand your concern. She will be ok. If it was serious the doc or midwife would prescribe something.

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Old 02-15-2002, 04:23 PM   #3
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Re: Low Iron

Here are some Iron foods to get her iron count up:

Very good in Iron:
Beef, pork
beef or chicken liver
cooked beans(pinto, garbanzo,lima, liack,lentils)
beans cooked with low-fat meat
cooked oysters
some cereals are good in iron

other stuff that is good:
chickend,m turkey
fish, canned tuna,shrimp, clams
tofu
corn or flour tortillas,
rice, pasta
leafy greans, not the iceburg lettuce
prune juice, dried fruit
peas

more tips:
add a little bit of meat to other foods
cook foods in cast iron- skillets,pots or pans, heavy, black ones

Also try to drink a glass of Oj with meals, it helps the body use iron
Milk Products are low in iron!!

Compliments of WIC

Hope this helps!



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Old 02-17-2002, 09:46 AM   #4
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Re: Low Iron

Rasins....

High in iron, also helps with that pregnancy constipation... <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif">

 
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