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Would it hurt for me to start taking iron supplements even without doctor recontamination? I am having about 95% of the symptoms, and I am going to call tomorrow to have an iron test done. I am taking prenatals, and I have suffered anemia with a previous pregnancy/


Asked by mistical_me at 12:11 PM on Dec. 26, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • You might be getting plenty in the pills but not absorbing any of it. Iron in pills is hard to absorb.

    Instead, drink a glass of OJ every day or eat a raw piece of citrus every day. then cook at least 1 meal a day in a cast iron skillet. Eat at least 1 serving of dark leafy greens every day as well. Like spinach or kale.

    Answer by ecodani at 2:28 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • If you can, wait till your results are in before taking anything. Too much iron is just as bad as not enough.

    Answer by Nanixh at 12:49 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • I would just wait until your results from the iron test come back. I had anemia when I was pregnant as well.. GL

    Answer by xxMasonsMommaxx at 12:13 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • My favorite is Floridix.
    It's a nutrient supplement like a juice.

    Answer by doulala at 3:38 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • I would wait on the pills, you might want to eat some type of meat or broccoli just to get some iron in you though.

    Answer by sissy0604 at 5:41 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • Wait until your Ob gives it to you. You don't want to take too much.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:26 PM on Dec. 26, 2010