Hello everyone, my wife is 37 weeks pregnant. Yesterday we took a hemoglobin test, it is 9.4 only. last month it was 11, we are not sure how it got decreased suddenly, though she used to take proper food and fruits everyday. . Can anyone please help us how to increase hemoglobin in a week.. because we have very short time.

Also please me to know the causes of less hemoglobin.

Things to know about Iron rich foods: 1. Adding meat or seafood to a meal will increase iron absorption from eggs, dals, vegetables in that meal. 2. Calcium-rich foods in the same meal will impede iron absorption, so avoid combining iron with dairy foods. 3. Iron-rich foods absorb better in the presence of vitamin C. 4. Iron-rich vegetarian foods include lentils and other legumes (dals), beans (rajma etc), dried fruits (raisins, dates, prunes, apricots etc), leafy green veggies (broccoli, different saag/keerai varieties), millets (ragi, etc). 5. Vitamin C is in mangoes, tomatoes, pumpkin, lime and other citrus fruits, capsicum, etc. Bonus: fermenting, sprouting and soaking grains and dals hugely increases how much iron is absorbed from it. Spinach is not easy to absorb iron from. Too many chemicals in it that impede absorption, phytates, oxalates, fibre...

Did your doctor suggested for IV? It will help.

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Rebecca Prakash IV meaning, iron injection. Yes. We took yesterday..also can you tell me what are the causes of less HP. Is there any complications during labour?.

Rebecca Prakash she used to take all your mentioned foods. Everyday she drink a cup of promogranate juice or beetroot juice and an apple or a carrot with 5nos dates, one orange. Also we used to take mutton or fish one day per week. Still I'm surprised after seeing the HP result.

Hi I too had low HB though I had good source of iron. But the IV helped. It was not an Injection for me, it was like IV fluids with iron medicines. I'm not sure if the reason, do check with her gynaecologist.

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