A 31-year-old member asked:
How much iron do i need if i am pregnant?
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Dr. Rishi Kumaranswered
Anesthesiology 8 years experience
30mg/day: The recommended allowance for pregnant and breastfeeding women is 30mg/day. Iron absorption is actually enhanced during pregnancy, but because of a relative hemodilution coupled with increased oxygen needs, it's essential that the mother's iron stores be sufficient.
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Radiology 14 years experience
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
Iron requirements: Vary according to age, gender, menstruating, pregnancy, lactating. See chart from the office of dietary supplements of the nih given here.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?
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Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
27 mg per day: In pregnancy a woman needs 50 % more iron. 27 mg is more than most diets supply. Good idea to supplement iron in pregnancy.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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