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To ensure that your baby will have healthy blood cells during those important nine months, iron in pregnancy is essential. However, you may be one of the many women who don’t even realise that they simply aren’t getting enough iron.

Iron in pregnancy: sources

Lean red meat is an important source of iron, but not the only one. While pregnant, try to eat oily fish, and turkey and chicken, especially the dark meat.

iron pregnancy sources dried fruit

Dried fruit, peas, lentils, green vegetables, eggs and certain breakfast cereals are also a good source of iron in pregnancy. Citrus fruits, a delicious salad or a glass or two of juice will also help to give you some extra iron at mealtimes.

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