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Pump Up The Iron in Pregnancy

Iron is a big deal.

During pregnancy, your body is working overtime to supply oxygen not just to you but also to your developing baby. Iron steps in to help create hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells. So, think of it as the oxygen delivery service ensuring that both you and your little one get the breath of fresh air you deserve.

Is your body asking for more iron?

Sure, you might be craving chocolate, but your body might just be sending Morse code messages for more iron. So, next time you find yourself reaching for that cocoa goodness, consider adding some iron-rich nuts or seeds to the mix. (Think dark chocolate covered almonds... mmm).

Looking for some hacks to improve your iron intake?

Adding Vitamin C along side iron rich foods will help your iron absorption. It's like pairing Batman with Robin for an unbeatable team-up. So, toss some strawberries or bell peppers into your iron-rich meals for that dynamic duo effect.

Taking iron supplements can sometimes feel a little harsh on your stomach, especially if you're already feeling not so great during pregnancy.

Cooking with cast iron or infusing your food with a Lucky Iron Fish can help add additional iron to your foods without having to pop pills.

What's your go to way to increase your iron?

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