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Iron Deficiency

im 20 weeks pregnant and my OB says im having iron deficiencies. can someone please tell me the list of foods which are high in iron? she did prescribe me over-the-counter iron capsules, im taking those as well ..
Thanks !


Asked by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Jun. 9, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (8)
  • Foods high in iron include eggs (especially the yolk), fish, liver, meat poultry, green leafy vegetables like spinach, whole grains, almonds, avocados, beets, blackstrap molasses, brewer's yeast, dates, dulce, kelp, kidney beans, lima beans, lentils, millet, parsley, peaches, pears, dried prunes, pumpkins, raisins, rice, wheat bran, sesame seeds and soybeans.

    Answer by kuriequinn at 9:37 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • Cook in an iron skillet. It's the best way to consistently get iron in your diet.

    Answer by dawpea at 9:36 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • One important thing is to take the iron pill or eat your iron-rich foods with something containing vitamin C (orange juice, other citrus fruits), since that helpsyour body absorb and use the iron better. I am always getting deferred for donating blood because my iron is usually just a tad low, and this is what they always tell me. They have given me lists of foods like kuriequinn mentioned too.

    Answer by raybird1031 at 9:42 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  •  This is a good site and what I use for my DD.  It also tells you which foods will inhibit the absorbtion of iron.


    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:47 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • you need iron pills

    Answer by aliishott2 at 10:15 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • Yes, cook in a genuine 100% Iron Skillet. It has been proven that the iron from the skillet transfers to your food, which you ingest.

    Remember to be careful with the seafood. As a lot of sea food is high in murcury, which can be harmful to the baby. Here is a list of low murcury seafood.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:27 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • I'm anemic even when not pregnant and my dr always tells me the best source of iron is from red meat. Have your husband take you to Outback! (It actually has to do something with heme vs non heme sources of iron - the type that is in red meat is more readily absorbed by the body than that in veggie sources. I can't remember the specifics, it's been a couple of years since I had him explain it to me in detail)

    Answer by missanc at 10:44 AM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • has a great listing of iron rich foods.


    Answer by rkoloms at 5:41 PM on Jun. 9, 2010