Question: Is it necessary to take iron and calcium supplements during pregnancy? If I don't take what can happen?
Answer: For baby growth it is important. Baby will take it from mother. So you need more iron and calcium during pregnancy and sometimes after pregnancy also. So better you take iron and calcium suppliments.
Question: I had iron inj hb raised to 9.4. Now taking oral iron. Also taking beetroot apple juice. Is thia enough or shall i take more iron inj
To increase the level of haemoglobin in pregnant women, including food sources which are rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, iron content, folic acid, etc. Here is a list of what to eat to increase haemoglobin during pregnancy:
1. Leafy Vegetable
Green vegetables, especially the leafy green ones are very rich in Iron. For example coriander, spinach, mint and fenugreek. These vegetables are also rich in other vitamins and nutrients essential for pregnancy.
2. Dry Fruits
Dates and dry figs are very good in increasing haemoglobin levels. Other dry fruits like walnuts, raisins and almonds will also help in increasing the level of haemoglobin during pregnancy.
Pulses add a good amount of iron and protein to a meal. Have them like salad, soup or add them to bread for good results. Peas, Lentils and beans have a good number of vitamins, minerals, fibre, iron and protein that makes a balanced diet for pregnant women.
4. Fresh fruits
Eating fresh fruits like pomegranate and oranges are the best way to increase the level of haemoglobin during pregnancy. Pomegranates are very rich in iron content. Oranges are rich in Vitamin C which helps to boost the immune system of the body and in turn boost haemoglobin levels. Other fruits like Kiwi, peach, grapefruit, guava are also rich in iron.
5. Vegetables rich in Folic Acid
Folic acid is significantly involved in the production of haemoglobin. Vegetables like corn, banana, turnips, sprouts, avocado, lettuce, lady finger, etc. are very rich in folic acid.
7. ABC Morning Smoothie
ABC stands for Apple, Beetroot and Carrot. This juice is an excellent Indian food to improve the level of haemoglobin during pregnancy.
Question: can i take iron tablet at night and calcium tablets at afternoon?, my doc had suggested to take iron tablet mor and this was creating more gastric problem the whole day.i was not able to eat anything bcoz of this.
Answer: Yup dea u can take iron at nyt... bt plsss make sure dnt hv milk wid it atlst 1 fr bfr n aftr... if ull take milk or milk product wid iron.. it vl create nausea...