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How much iron should I take during my pregnancy with twins ?

i am pregnant with fraternal twins and this is my 16th week going on. How much iron should i be taking? 10 ml or 15 ml?
Thu, 19 Jan 2012
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Iron supplement is must during pregnancy,dose depending upon your hemoglobin level & amount of iron in 5ml of syrup.
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