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Question: Hi, iam 14 week pregnant. Doctor had given me follic acid iron tablets and calcium tablets, but after using those tablets iam getting very hard black stool.. unable to get motion. So i have left taking those tablets.. if i stop those tablets is there any problem with baby growth??? Should i take it compulsory??? Plzz answer me...
Answer: Hello! Yes it is important that you take those medicine. Black stool is mainly due to the iron tablets. Also iron causes constipation also. Try these home remedies for constipation but do continue with the tablets.
1. When you get up in the morning, drink a glass of warm water with lemon.
2. Take a tablespoon of coconut oil or olive oil before each meal. The oil which help soften and lubricate the stool.
3. Eat high-fiber foods such as whole grain cereals and breads, brown rice, and beans as well as fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
4: Go for a long walk (or a repetitive walk close to the toilet).
5: Take a glass of warm water or herbal tea before bed.
6: Stew on the stove half a cup of dried fruits such as apricots or prunes with a cupful of water. Cook till the fruit is soft and then mash it and eat the whole thing including liquids in the morning before eating anything else.
7: Avoid caffeinated drinks.
8. Go to the toilet when you have the urge, don't put it off.
9: To ease the stool passing, rub some organic oil (e.g. virgin coconut oil) on your bottom area.
10. Drink lots of water throughout the day.
11. Have rich fibre diet like oats, pomegranate with seeds etc .
12. Go for walk daily.
13. Consult ayurvedic doctor for medication.
Question: My haemoglobin level is only 8.4. I'm 33 weaks pregnent! doctor told me to take iron 2times daily! what can i do now plzz tell.....
Answer: Eat foods rich in vitamin C such as oranges, lemon, strawberries, papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, grapefruit and tomatoes. “Folic acid, a B-complex vitamin, is required to make redblood cells and a folic acid deficiency automatically leads to a low level of hemoglobin. There can be a 20% increase in the total number of red blood cells but the amount of plasma increases even more causing dilution of those red cells in the body. A hemoglobin level of pregnancy can naturally lower to 10.5 gm/dL representing a normal anemia of pregnancy.
5 nutrients that increase red blood cell counts
red meat, such as beef.
organ meat, such as kidney and liver.
dark, leafy, green vegetables, such as spinach and kale.
dried fruits, such as prunes and raisins.
Potassium rich fruits help to lower blood pressure
One medium-sized fruit (apple, orange, pear or banana)
Two smaller fruits (plums, apricots, satsumas)
One slice of a large fruit (melon, pineapple or mango)
Two to three tablespoons of berries or grapes.
A glass (150ml) of fruit juice.
One tablespoon of dried fruit.
Hope this helps.
Question: I get vomiting when i eat iron tablet's, what to do, how to avoid vomiting after eating iron tablets
Answer: Hello dear... If you experiencing vomitting after having iron tablet,it is better to change timing,if you taking after breakfast means skip to lunch or dinner,then it won't cause vomitting,this advice was given by my doctor during pregnancy