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Do I need to take an iron supplement during pregnancy?

Most women can get the iron they need during pregnancy from their diet. If this is not possible, an iron supplement may be recommended for you. Your doctor or midwife can discuss whether an iron supplement is suitable for you.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 07 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Pre-pregnancy check-up


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