Pregnancy, magnesium, and low iron
I have a question about pregnancy, magnesium, and low iron. My iron just tested at 8.1, quite low, even though I’ve been taking the desiccated liver pills and vitamin c for a couple of months. I’m 35 weeks pregnant, and must get my iron levels up to at least 9 to be able to have an out of hospital birth with my midwife. I’ve been taking magnesium at the same time as the liver pills, which according to some information I’ve found, interferes with iron absorption, while other sources say that you should take them at the same time. I’ve also just started taking Hema-plex (an iron supplement) in an effort to boost my iron levels quickly, in order to satisfy the midwife requirement. Advice?