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Third Trimester

It is recommended that all pregnant women in their second and third trimester take a daily iron supplement containing 30 mg of elemental iron.

Iron helps make red blood cells, which carry oxygen. The baby needs red blood cells for its new blood. You need more red blood cells too, since your body makes as much as 50% more blood during pregnancy. 30 milligrams of iron per day is required to satisfy these needs. This is twice as much iron as you needed before you were pregnant. Without enough iron, you can become anemic, which leads to low energy and poor concentration.

It is hard to get the iron you need through food, especially if you are a vegetarian. For example, you need to eat about 15 servings of red meat or about 10 potatoes to get the recommended daily requirement. Therefore, many doctors prescribe iron supplements for pregnant women.

Daily supplementation with linoleic acid and calcium during the third trimester of pregnancy appears to significantly reduce the risk of preeclampsia in women at high risk for this complication.

Researchers found that daily doses of 450 mg linoleic acid and 600 mg calcium raised prostaglandin E2 levels and decreased the ratio of thromboxane B2 to prostaglandin E2.

Vitamin K If you have problems with hemorrhaging, you might want to consider taking a low dose of vitamin K at the end of your pregnancy.

Vitamin A (retinol) 4000 I.U. *
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine hydrochloride) 1.6mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 1.8mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 2.6mg
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 4.0mcg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 70 mg
Vitamin D 500 I.U. **
Vitamin E (dl-α-tocopherol acetate) 15 I.U. ***
Vitamin B5 10.0mg
Biotin 0.2mg
Folic acid 0.8mg
Calcium 600 mg
Iron 30 mg
Magnesium 350 mg
Manganese 1.0mg
Copper 1.0mg
Phosphorus 125.0mg
Zinc 7.5mg
Choline 450 mg

 

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