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Anaemia but can't take supplements

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rainand Wed 14-Nov-12 18:42:59


I have severe digestive issues which has worsened during pregnancy and I can't dare take iron supplements. I was wondering if anyone else has been in this situation and whether their GP or midwife gave them the option to go for iron transfusion?

Lyftiduft Wed 14-Nov-12 20:34:10

do you just mean tablets or the liquid iron, that's supposedly quite gentle?

lljkk Wed 14-Nov-12 20:42:03

iron transfusion, what is that?
I couldn't have Pregnacare (tummy upsets) but I drank lots of Floradix, worked for me.

floatyjosmum Thu 15-Nov-12 09:06:49

I had Iron injections in my last pregnancy which if I remember right is the next step after tablets. They did say if that didn't help it would be a blood transfusion which I really didn't want

Only prob with the injections was that it stains your skin from underneath so looked like I had massive bruises across the top of my bum.

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