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Is it beneficial to take ferrous salt with folic acid while pregnant?
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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
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In brief: Depends
Eating beets and red cabbage will provide iron.
Instead of synthetic folic acid, take l-methylfolate.

In brief: Depends
Eating beets and red cabbage will provide iron.
Instead of synthetic folic acid, take l-methylfolate.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Dr. Su Fairchild
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Many women are or can develop iron deficiency in pregnancy.
The fetus requires iron to develop its hematologic and neurologic system, and will extract it from the mother even if the mother has little for herself. Taking supplemental iron is a good idea for most pregnant women for this reason.

In brief: Yes
Many women are or can develop iron deficiency in pregnancy.
The fetus requires iron to develop its hematologic and neurologic system, and will extract it from the mother even if the mother has little for herself. Taking supplemental iron is a good idea for most pregnant women for this reason.
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