Ive always had low iron levels but apparently its dropped again since my last full blood count.
Midwife is referring me to the hospital to see if they can do anything but im worried sick now.
Has anyone else had this??
I hae low haemaglobin but also complicated by ITP and certain antibodies.
They tested to see if they could give me iron or blood transfusion but they couldn't. the main thing the doctor said was to rest as mucha s i could- not easy with a 3 year old but hey ho. Also that it would improve inthe 3rd Trimester which it is slowly going up
I don't really know! Last week and half I've been having strong b hicks and dodge tum. So i think they thought that was the cause but if i'm honest i was crap at taking them and I've had no difference since stopping other than being absolutely shattered.
I also have anti d for my anti bodies etc so maybe that was why? Who knows but i'm bloody fed up.
Other natural supplement to try is Flurodix (sp?). It's a liquid iron supplement that you take twice a day. You can get it from most health food shops. I have been anaemic in both pregnancies - the first one ended up with a 2 unit transfusion a day after dd1 was born. with dd2, I started taking the supplements early and never had an issue.
Iron tablets can give you constipation which is horrible when you're pregnant!