CBC test result, low on all blood count again...What can I eat to boost my blood volume or get to normal range? - Mothering Forums

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I just got the 2nd CBC lab result and my blood count is low. (Red blood cells, Hemoglobin and something else). Two month ago, they were low so my mw suggested me to take Floradix liquid Iron and Spirulina to boost the blood count. The measure is tiny bit higher than the last time but still in low range.
Do you all eat certain food to increase the volume of the blood? I've never had low blood count with the other two pregnancies so this is something new.
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Avoid stuff that blocks iron with your supplement: eggs, legumes including soy and also nuts, most if not all greens, bright colored fruits (so red grapes, raisins, prunes all out), dairy, my mind is blank. Avoid egg altogether until you get your iron levels normalized. I'd avoid legumes too until I could get it normalized.

Ferrous bis-glycinate along with vitamin C would be my supplement recommendation. Small, spread out doses is best but with that supplement you should be able to get it up. I've not met anyone who didn't.

As far as eating if you do meat red meat is going to be your best diet source.

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Do you mean all these don't help absorb Iron??
---eggs, legumes including soy and also nuts, most if not all greens, bright colored fruits (so red grapes, raisins, prunes all out), dairy---

I do eat egg, soy milk quite often and also eat green vegis and fruit. I thought these were "daily recommended food" to consume while preggo...
Now I don't eat red meat often. I like fried chicken liver (the restaurant version, I can't seem to cook them like the ones in restaurant)...


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Avoid stuff that blocks iron with your supplement: eggs, legumes including soy and also nuts, most if not all greens, bright colored fruits (so red grapes, raisins, prunes all out), dairy, my mind is blank. Avoid egg altogether until you get your iron levels normalized. I'd avoid legumes too until I could get it normalized.

Ferrous bis-glycinate along with vitamin C would be my supplement recommendation. Small, spread out doses is best but with that supplement you should be able to get it up. I've not met anyone who didn't.

As far as eating if you do meat red meat is going to be your best diet source.

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