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So I passed my 1 hour glucose test with flying colors, but I didn't too well on my iron levels. I was told I was on the low end of low when it came to my test. I bought some iron pills, so I will start taking those. MY DP says I need to eat meat. I used to love meat but now I can't stand the sight of it. I will eat bacon and sausage though (Ahh, the cravings). Is there anything else I can eat or do to boost up my iron? I bet this is why I'm always tired and feeling short of breath.
 

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You can get liquid iron from the health food store that is easier to take. I took iron pills with my last pregnancy and I battled constipation the whole time.
 

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My doctor suggested black strap mollases. You can even just put it hot water and pretend its coffee (yea right!). But apparently its very rich in iron. Also eating vit C with it will help you absorb the iron.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You can even just put it hot water and pretend its coffee (yea right!).</div>
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This made me laugh. I can't even imagine how unlike coffee it would taste.
 

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I was anemic with my 2nd baby. I uc'd after a terrible episode with my Ex-ob. She told me to pick up some iron pills at the store, and never restested me.<br>
I had a horrendous postpardum period and massive bleeding after the birth. I went to see my GP- who gave a script to correct my anemia. It was 4x the dosage of the over the counter.<br>
Don't mean to freak you out- but I would ask for a blood check frequently to make sure their recommendation is sufficient to keep you healthy.<br>
All my best
 

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I've got chlorophyll from my midwife. Basically alfalfa juice. I can hide it in a small glass of grape juice and suck it down really quick. Works like a charm. I started taking it like 6-8 weeks ago because I remembered my low iron symptoms from last pregnancy, and I didn't like the dizzy/tired feeling. I've got things to do and kids to deal with. Oh, and no output issues related to the chlorophyll, which is nice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I am wondering if I am anemic too... I am feeling so tired although it could be my thyroid also. I am supposed to get my results today on the glucose, iron etc.. I hope you feel better soon! Yes you might want to check floradix... I have heard really great things about it vs the iron pills.
 

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Beans (black, pinto, etc.) are a great source of iron (and fiber!), as are spinach, pistacio nuts, and cheerios, I believe. Also, do you have a cast-iron skillet? I love to heat/mash black beans in there with some tomato and cheese and then dip tortilla chips into it. Food cooked in a cast-iron skillet absorbs some of the iron. But like a PP said, make sure you're taking vitamin c or drinking orange juice or something because that helps your body absorb the iron.
 

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Skip the iron pills as they're going to make you terribly constipated and are not easily absorbed. Instead, buy some Floradix Iron & Herbs liquid iron immediately. You'll notice a huge difference in just a couple of days. I don't know a single person who hasn't taken this stuff and has continued having anemia problems. My MW highly recommends it. While I'm not anemic, I still take it regularly (albeit 1/2 dose) as I have had bleeding problems with a couple of my births.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">:!!!<br>
I was getting to the point where I couldn't even stand up through my shower cause I'd feel like I was going to black out and that's a sure fire alert to me that my iron is low<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br>
I just got my floradix in a few days ago and this is like the 3rd day of taking it and the faint/light headedness has gone completely away<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
ETA: Take it in a small glass of OJ and you don't even taste it and the extra vit C helps it absorb better anyway
 

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Floradix Iron + Herbs ROCKS! Skip the stupid iron pills. I got my iron up from dangerously low levels to normal in about 2 weeks in my 3rd tri w/ DD just taking Floradix.
 

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Floradix Iron & Herbs works like a charm, I can't believe even mainstream docs don't 'prescribe' it like crazy. Even my dd loves to take it.
 

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Cream of wheat has more iron per serving than meat. If I remember correctly 3-4 times the iron!!! I was also anemic. I start every day with some cream of wheat and it works great!<br><br><br>
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I just looked it up.<br>
3 ounces of beef has 3 mg of iron<br>
Cream of wheat has 10 mg<br>
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Total ceareal has 18 mg!!!!!!<br><br>
Pregnant women should get 30-60 mg of iron a day. It it should come from food.<br><br>
I always hate the side effects from iron supplements!<br><br><a href="http://www.bloodbook.com/iron-foods.html" target="_blank">http://www.bloodbook.com/iron-foods.html</a><br><br>
Here's a good link!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just called my local healthfood store and they have floradix - I'm going there today.</div>
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I was just wondering if it was something I could buy locally.
 
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