Low Iron in Third Trimester

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Leona posted this 01 January 2019

Anyone know some natural ways to up your iron?  My iron wasn't low until my third trimester.  I really don't want to take the iron supplements because they destroy my stomach.  Any recommendations? 

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carla posted this 07 May 2019

I have issues with low iron and I just ate lots or spinach or even added it into my morning smoothies. 

Rebecca posted this 07 May 2019

I had to take the pills, they upset my stomach too

Jessie posted this 03 May 2019

I ate spinach almost everyday. Or try NingXia from young living I heard it’s really good 

Norah posted this 03 May 2019

Okay... over the counter Iron tablets with OJ for absorption. Lots of water of course. Then later on or shortly thereafter take some prune juiced warmed up in microwave. Prune juice is also high in iron.

Another suggestion is to take iron pill every other day with prunes or prune juice.

Shannon posted this 26 March 2019

Oh goodness following.. I had to take iron pills and they constipated me something fierce!

Lara posted this 06 March 2019

Brown sugar has iron, you can eat ginger snaps (they have a lot of iron), or start cooking in a cast iron skillet which will add iron to food. You can put black strap molasses in your cooking as well. Also spinach and broccoli.

Ash posted this 06 March 2019

Floradix is a natural way to supplement for iron and it's made from plants so there is a higher chance for the body to absorb it and get to the blood stream. I took it faithfully during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Sandy posted this 20 February 2019

Any leafy greens are high in iron and also any meat products. 

Carol posted this 20 February 2019

I was also low in Iron during my last trimester and I would throw up the iron pills that were prescribed to me so I ate a lot dried out apricots, beef, lentils, and spinach.

Mary posted this 15 February 2019

Eat a lot of  spinach it is high  iron!

Jessica posted this 14 February 2019

Try dummies & take them before bed! I have to take my prenatals before bed or else it upsets my stomach and doing that works! 

JESSICA posted this 13 February 2019

I've heard cooking in a cast iron skillet helps!

Tara posted this 12 February 2019

I also tried the gummy supplements. They were a little rough on my stomach but not something I couldn't handle. Not severely anemic, but slightly. 

Linda posted this 07 February 2019

Have you tried the gummy supplements? Do they mess your stomach up as well? I had very low iron from my 1st trimester & they did magic.

Sara posted this 06 February 2019

I've had this with my previous 3 pregnancies as well. The iron tablets they give you your body only absorbs like 10% of that anyways. I've done spirulina which is a superfood that is a natural help to your hemoglobin. You can buy it on amazon in tablets and they've helped me tremendously. I take them all the way through pregnancy and then for probably 3 months after as well to reestablish my blood supply.

Taylor posted this 02 January 2019

I had severe anemia during both of my pregnancies and ended up getting iron transfusions during the second one last year.  I would recommend the supplement instead of this lol. They make a slow absorbing iron that may be more tolerable. If your hemoglobin is just slightly low you could just try increasing oral dietary iron intake and it may be enough for you. Mine was down below 8 so it wasn't an option for me. 

Ainsley posted this 02 January 2019

I had some luck taking a dessicated (dried) beef liver supplement.  My iron was low around the third trimester too.  At the time of my child's birth, my iron levels were normal.  Just make sure you get a grass fed beef supplement.