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Low HB count in 8th Month of Pregnancy. Is there any special diet to increase the HB ?

Hi,....I have query regarding my wife diet in preegnancy. She is 7 1/2 months pregant last week we checked her HB ..which counts only 8.9...we are so worried....what we should do & any special diet or tablets which will incresase het HB count. Plase hepl us. Thank you. Raj & Rajashree
Asked On : Mon, 8 Aug 2011
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you can start her on iron containing tablets such as orofer xt, ferrium xt , autrin twice a day and review with your obstretician.
tablets will definitely help increasing the hb levels. meanwhile, beetroot, pomegranate, green leafy vegetables are considered to be rich sources of iron.
wish you a healthy child.
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology Dr. Arun's  Response
Your wife needs to take iron injections to increase the levels faster
tablets will take 2-3 months but by the time your child would have suffered enough to become underweight
Act fast
Dr Arun
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Nephrologist Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha's  Response
Thanks For the query
Keep a monthly watch on the hb, if it goes below 7 then she may require transfusion but we should also keep in mind that she may require transfusion durin the delivery to counter the blood loss
For now let her take lots of green leafy veggies, iron tablets once a day after food
Have a healthy living
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General & Family Physician Dr. Padma Saikia's  Response
Hi Raj and Rajashree,
Welcome to HCM.
I hope she is taking her iron and folic acid medications regularly.You also can add pomogranite and carrots and lots of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables to her diet.also consult your obstetrician for further management.
Wish her good luck
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Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
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Read your prob, 8.9Hb is vary low, it retard growth of your child. for it you should take iron folic acid tab twise a day. along with it she should take jeggary which is richest sourse of iron, Vitamin C riched diet which helps in absorbing iron, green leafy vagitables, fruits. all of them helps in incresing Hb leval.
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