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Old Feb 12th, 2010, 13:07 PM   1
Baby G
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29 week appt... Oh no! Anemic! Please chime in!


Hey ladies! I went for my appointment today.. I am 29 weeks. It looks like I am anemic, the doctor prescribed me an iron supplement. She said my blood count at the beginning was 12 and is now 9.8... I am not sure what all those numbers mean.. but I am now wondering whats "normal" and how far below that range I am. I did have morning sickness bad my first trimester and lost some weight due to it. I also had heavy periods before my pregnancy and I also heard this can contribute to lowered iron. I have taken my prenatal vitamin my entire pregnancy which contains 35 mg iron. My sister was anemic with her last pregnancy and had to take iron and everything turned out ok for her.

Anyway besides that... as I have been suspecting my little man is breech. They didn't do an ultrasound but they felt around on my belly... and they checked the heartbeat with the doppler and it was high up below my right breast... so all the action I've been feeling under my rib cage must be punches! lol Now I'm sure that I've been feeling his head that is so uncomfortable under my ribs. And of course all those rough strong kicks to the cervix and bum. She said no concerns though as he will most likely turn head down before the big day. I hope it's sooner rather than later... I am tired of the kicks in my butt! lol I wish they would do an ultra sound and tell me how big he is now. I had to switch docs and the doc I was at before did an U/S every visit. This doctor just does measuring and checks hb with a doppler. I am sure they will have to do at least one more U/S before the big day.. I hope!!

And... in the month of January I was under a lot of stress and anxiety... I lost my appetite and started getting sick again.. I had to go back on my anxiety medication as was the reason for switching docs. 3 weeks ago I had lost 6 lbs in a 2 week time span! Well I am very happy to say... that I am up 10lbs since those last 3 weeks!! So I picked back up the weight an then some. So this puts me at a total of 14 total pounds gained... after losing, gaining, losing and .... gaining! What a yo-yo!



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2010, 13:47 PM   2
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im sure it will be okay, im on iron tablets as well xxx



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2010, 13:51 PM   3
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after 28 weeks normal is 10.5 and above (before pregnancy normal is above 11) 9.8 is low and the iron will help especially if u have been feeling tired or anything. I was feeling really really crap could hardly get out of bed but my iron was 7.6 so was really low. Hope u feel better soon xxx



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2010, 13:51 PM   4
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11 is the border between being put on iron tablets or not I think.. I am 10.2 and was told I am just under so to take 200mg once a day instead of twice a day - so 9.8 isnt horrendously low although iron tablets will definitley make you feel better x



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2010, 15:41 PM   5
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Thanks ladies. I have been pretty tired but I didn't know if I could blame pregnancy and a poor nights sleep mostly on that...



 
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