You have been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia. This means that the iron stores in your body are low. We have called in a prescription with refills called to the pharmacy you provided to our office. It is important that you take the iron supplement as directed for the remainder of your pregnancy. The foods below contain a large amount of iron and may also help increase your iron stores. By drinking orange juice with the iron will increase the absorption of iron. Dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheeses should be avoided for at least 3 hours after taking the iron as this will decrease the absorption. Please feel free to call or email our office if you have any questions.

Food Rich In Iron

Vegetables

Sauerkraut
Parsley
Baked potato
Beet greens
Dandelion greens
Green beans
Butternut squash
Broccoli
Asparagus
Mushrooms
Loose-leaf lettuce
Summer squash
Cauliflower
Tomato
Cabbage

Legumes

Soybeans
Navy beans
Lima beans
Kidney beans
Black-eyed peas
Split peas

Meat

Shrimp
Steaks
Beef roasts
Chicken breasts
Sole
Flounder
Peanuts

Dairy

Cheddar cheese
Milk
Yogurt

Grains

Wheat germ
Oatmeal
Wheat bran
Whole-wheat bread