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weird one for ya...

again, i'm 31wks and 5 days. i know spinach has iron in it and i also have to take an iron pill. iron overdose can be fatal, but would eating spinach tonight and taking my iron in the morning cause a problem?


Asked by Cowbell88 at 9:06 PM on Jan. 10, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • no, you're glycogen stores are going to cycle again in 12 hours, yo'ure fine.

    plus, the body is pretty good with homeostasis. you will excrete quite a bit of iron if you don't need it.

    I hope you're taking your iron supplements/food with some source of Vitamin C
    Don't take calcium when you take your iron also. It blocks most of the adsorption.

    Answer by charisma10 at 10:01 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

  • i dont see why there would be a problem... also there is not that much iron in spinach to make u overdose.... it would be different if you took like 3 iron pills at a time that would be problematic... GL and enjoy ur supper

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 9:10 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

  • no it wont harm you.... when they talk about iron over dose its when u take more than one vitamin or pill with iron in it, and also if u eat a whole bunch of foods with iron in it but u will be fine as long as u dont eat tons of it

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

  • nope, the iron in spinach isnt very bioavailable anyway.

    Answer by Chandra034 at 10:43 PM on Jan. 10, 2009

  • im also on iron pills and like spinach..i ate it a couple of weeks ago and im fine.

    Answer by tnteaton at 12:04 AM on Jan. 11, 2009

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