I am 37 weeks and have just been prescribed iron tablets as my hb dropped to about 9. I'm veggie also. I'm worried about getting my levels up by the time i go into labour, had bad haemorrage last time. I feel absolutely terrible and i cannot even imagine being able to tollerate the exhaustion of labour feeling this bad. I have been to Holland and Barratts today to enquire about Floradix and Spatone as a few people on here have reccommended it, they were a bit unsure about taking it without speaking to a midwife so I was just wondering if its safe to take my iron tablets as well as either of these to try and get my levels up in the time i have left. I am trying so hard with my nutrition and eating properly but it doesnt seem to be helping. Thanks
I am not a midwife, so sorry for being the first to reply, and probably the least helpful... I took Floradix (tablets) instead of iron tablets and I felt better within about 2 days, they made a real difference. Bear in mind people in Holland and Barrett would never say a definate yes or no to something as everyone is worried about being sued these days.
Hope you feel better soon and get the answers you need x
spatone or floradix..i`m veggie too and have always ahd lowish iron levels..the irontablets prescribed by the drs were useless for me as my body wouldnt absorb them but i take spatone regularly and it always helps ..try taking two sachets a day to help boost iron levels though..i wish i could get them on prescription though as they are expensive compared to others
thanks everyone. Sorry to some posters - i know you posted on my other thread too! You must think i'm obsessed with this! I'm just so desperate to feel better. maybe a chat with the pharmasist might help then, i just dont want to overdose on iron (if this is possible)! As i noticed the spatone was the 100% rda needed. How long do u think the iron tablets would need to work before i noticed an improvement?
I took floradix when i was pg with my dd, and it def worked. We were in germany at the time and my Dr checked my iron levels every time. It definately dipped when i had been forgetting to take it, but I knew it was absorbing when I did remember to take it. Good luck!!