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How much iron do I need if I am pregnant to be healthy?

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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 27mg daily

The typical diet confers 15 mg of elemental iron per day.
The recommended daily dietary allowance of ferrous iron during pregnancy is 27 mg. Every patient will have a health screen questionnaire and blood tests at the beginning of pregnancy. Your ob/gyn will review these results and clarify your needs.

In brief: 27mg daily

The typical diet confers 15 mg of elemental iron per day.
The recommended daily dietary allowance of ferrous iron during pregnancy is 27 mg. Every patient will have a health screen questionnaire and blood tests at the beginning of pregnancy. Your ob/gyn will review these results and clarify your needs.
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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