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how can i get extra iron if i am pregnant?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Supplements: Prenatal vitamins have a moderate amount of iron in them, but many pregnant women need additional iron on top of what is in their vitamin. There are many over-the-counter iron supplements, find one that is easy on the digestive tract and take it with vitamin C or orange juice to help your body absorb it better.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolks, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts.

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Im 29 and I am eager to get pregnant what are my chances? I have prior history of irregular periods. Can that risk y chances? Please help!

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A 35-year-old female asked:

Hi im anemic and my doctor want me to do iron infusion and colonoscopy , why?

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Need more info: I suspect that your doctor has found that you have iron deficiency anemia. This is a very straightforward diagnosis to make. The colonoscopy is helpful to make sure that you are not losing it in the bowel. If oral iron is not helping then you might need IV iron to rapidly make up for what you can't get from pills.
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I've been trying to get pregnant for a while so what's the best way to get pregnant with an irregular period?

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Dr. Frank Trogolo
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Pregnancy: I you have an irregular period it means you ovulate irregularly. You should keep a menstrual calendar writing when you start period and when you have sex. You can also buy an ovulation kit at the pharmacy, this will let you know when you ovulate so you can plan to have sex at that time. If you still can't get pregnant you should see a doctor and bring your menstrual calendar with you.

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