If you have been told your iron levels are low or you want to prevent them from dropping, it's good to eat plenty of foods with a natural iron source.
If your iron levels become very low near your due date, there is an increased risk of haemorrhage during the birth so thats why we do regular blood tests to check.
Pregnant womens iron levels tend to drop slightly anyway which is not usually a problem unless they fall below a certain point or start causing you to have symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue or extreme thirst.
Green leafy vegetables, potatoes, beans and lentils are great sources of iron as is wholegrain cereal.
You may be advised to take iron supplements if your levels are extremely low but if you don't tolerate them well, ask your health provider for an alternative such as spartone (liquid iron)