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Low iron

So I have really low Iron and have not been taking my iron pills my entire pregnancy because they make me constipated and caused hemorrhoids. I was notified today to take them or I could possibly need a blood transfusion after birth. Anyone had a blood transfusion?
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@Dashia honestly i’m not sure but my levels didn’t even go up that much after 5 infusions ig they have to slowly give it to you

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My hematologist told me to specifically take the ferrous gluconate supplement mixed with my prenatal, and I've been good with that. I also drink a ton of water and take a daily probiotic, so that helps. My hematologist office does not like to do infusions for pregnant women.

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I would recommend iron infusion but since you’re this close to birth it may or may not kick in by the time you go in labor.

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I have iron pills in my prenatals, for low iron. Colace as needed for any constipation. Keep tucks handy for any annoying hemorrhoids. Before my mom passed away, she had to get blood transfusions all of the time. If that’s something you’re more comfortable with, just look for a good doctor. Either way, just make a plan to do one or the other to take care of yourself mama 🩷💕🫶🏼

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It takes weeks to raise your iron levels, but it won’t hurt to get on something oral to help. The best way to maximize absorption is add vitamin C and take them together every other day. Fortified cereals, even things like bagels have good amounts of iron. You don’t want to be iron deficient if god forbid you hemorrhage postpartum.

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@Avonna why 5? Ur the second to say 5 why so many…I also have that ice craving lol

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@Dashia I did 5 treatments and I felt so much better, I was anemic before my pregnancy and it got way worse so they offered transfusions, definitely ask for them! i don’t even crave ice anymore and there was 0 side effects

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@Dashia not really my back hurts sometimes but it’s not to bad

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I take my iron with 2 colace pills every day , and miralax once a week

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@Ashley did you have any side affects?

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They do iron infusions. 5 of them to be exact. Talk to your doctor and see if that can possibly help. I love them I have so much more energy and so does the baby

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