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Which are the iron rich foods ?

i am 25 weeks pregnant my hb level is 68 doctor say its very lowis it require to take iron IV or blood transfusion i am 25 weeks hb level is 6.8%,doctor say its very it require to take iron IV or blood transfusion? or is it enough to take rich iron content food...! and i want to know how much time to convert iron into hb?plz tell me
Wed, 18 Jan 2012
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Your Hb is very low. And as your 25 wks gestation you need to correct it soon as your fetus is in growing phase. Reduce Hb can lead to hypoxia(reduce oxygen levels) which will hinder the growth of the growing fetus. Iron rich content food would not be enough to get it to normal values. One pint of whole blood will raise ONE Hb%. And as your fetus grows it requires more oxygen and Hb.
It is better to follow your doctor's advice as he is right in his treatment.

wish you good health.

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