Need your advice … Thank you !!!
To sum up the situation, I am 5 months pregnant and living abroad where the follow-up is quite light, I lack information.
According to the blood tests, there are some lower levels than the norm:
(sorry for the approximate translation):
Hematokrites 0.358 (norms 0.37-0.47
Hemoglobin 118 (- 115-160)
Eritokrites 3.82 (3 , 80 – 5.40)
At the same time the iron level is correct 19.5 (7.34 – 27)
and the gynecologist (in a hurry!) Told me about signs of anemia and that I had to take + vitamins
Could you advise me on what to do (which vitamins, or should I eat).
There is also no weight tracking and being quite thin at the base, I don’t know if I’m really putting on weight (the baby is apparently developing well, but having no “reserves”, I don’t know. too much).
Thanking you in advance for your advice!
Anemia – foods rich in iron:
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In the foods richest in iron, we distinguish those which contain heme iron, and those that contain non-heme iron. How to find it?
Heme iron has better bioavailability: better assimilation by the body than non-heme iron.
It is present in meats, poultry, offal, cold meats, fish.
IT represents about 50% of the iron contained in these foods. Overall 25% of this iron is absorbed for use by the body. Its intestinal absorption (ie by the body, note) is little influenced by the foods that accompany it.
Non-heme iron: Non-heme
iron is present in plants (cereals, fruits and vegetables) and in eggs.
Less bioavailable than heme iron, its assimilation is variable depending on the foods in which it is found: between 1 and 10% on average of this iron is absorbed.
Its absorption by the body is greatly influenced by the foods that make up the meal.
Examples of foods rich in iron: in mg / 100g.
– Foods mainly containing heme iron:
Black pudding 14 Calf liver 8 Pork kidneys 6.4 Country-style pâté 6.1 Oysters 5.8
Sirloin steak 4 Pink shrimps 3.1 Steak 3 Sardines 3 Mackerel 1.5 Chicken roast 1.3
Ray 1 Monkfish
0.7 Pollock 0.7 Halibut 0.6.
– Foods containing predominantly non-heme iron:
Chocolate breakfast cereals 6.5 Egg yolk 5.70
Unsweetened cocoa powder 3.7 Chickpeas 3.1 White beans 2.6 Lentils 2.4 Spinach 2.4
Whole egg 2.1
Carefully monitor calcium, iron, iodine, B9 for pregnant women.
Here is an article that I found.
The pregnant woman
The article below deals with the following points:
– deficiency in calcium, folic acid (B9), and iodine to watch out for.
– 1gr of protein per kilo of weight.
– Complete abstinence from alcohol (even a glass of wine)
– Recommended vitamin and trace element supplement.
The energy requirements of a pregnancy correspond on average to an additional 150 k / cal. per day during the first trimester, and 350 k / cal. during the second and third trimesters. The reserves of the body can largely provide for this.
Be careful therefore not to give faith to the classic adage which states: “a pregnant woman must eat for two.” It is only in the event of undernutrition that the energy intake (ie the number of K / cal per day) must be increased, because there is a proportional relationship between, on the one hand, the mother’s weight before conception and her weight gain during pregnancy, and on the other hand, the baby’s weight at birth. ”
http : //chpavie.club.fr/enceinte.htm
However, it is true that we often find, at the level of the rations, too little iron, calcium, magnesium, iodine and folic acid. However, as it sometimes takes several months for a woman to build up satisfactory reserves of minerals and vitamins, it is better to carry out a check up early enough (blood test).
The hepatic reserves (ie in the liver) of folic acid being low, it is therefore necessary to detect this deficiency as soon as the woman envisages a pregnancy, to supplement it with folate from the conception. It’s primordial. The best food sources of folic acid are raw or cooked green vegetables (especially spinach, endives, broccoli), liver, oysters and chocolate, oranges, melons …
Vitamin D needs should also be taken care of, especially in winter. The body does not synthesize alphalinolenic fatty acids (ALA). We must bring them to him. In soybean oil for example (do not cook), or Iso Protec oil from Lesieur.
The wisest thing is to talk to your doctor: he can detect any deficiencies before pregnancy and give you the advice you need to remedy them.
At the protein level:
If the maternal intakes are between 1 g and 1.5 g of protein per kilo of weight, it is not necessary to increase them. But in underprivileged areas (and in certain diets such as vegetarianism), it is essential to increase them. Thus 100 g of meat generally contain + / 20 g of protein.
What are the consequences for the fetus if I drink a small glass:
Do not drink a drop of wine, a substance very toxic to the fetus. We really have to warn women about this. From the moment you want to be pregnant, you must stop all alcohol consumption. The latest studies on the subject prove that the consequences on the child’s brain and on his future intellectual capacities can be dramatic, even with small amounts of alcohol.
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It is also strongly recommended to moderate coffee and tea (2 to 3 cups), and to avoid Coca-Cola.
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Thank you very much pNestor for your answers and your research !!
I’ll do my best to follow your advice … so everything should be fine!
I wish you a wonderful summer!