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xtin 09-19-2012 07:30 PM

Severely anemic
Ive always been anemic but during pregnancy, it's worse.

Now I am "severely" anemic (low hemoglobin, Low platelets) but also have low MHC and MVC which basically means that the SIZE of my platelets is too small so that makes the anemia worse. I've been taking 325mg ferrous sulfate (iron) for 6 weeks with no improvements. What's the risks of severe anemia while pregnant? Should I push for a Red blood cell transfusion?

Thanks ladies for input. I'm sure my exhaustion isn't being helped by this anemia but I'm mostly worried about the baby's development right now.

I am 11 weeks 4 days with my 3rd child

RunawayBunny 09-19-2012 07:34 PM

Oh my! I dont have any experience but wanted to mention you might get more hits and advice from the main pregnancy forum instead of here. Sorry you have to deal with this!

canadianbakers 09-20-2012 07:33 AM

Re: Severely anemic
I would definitely be bringing further treatment/intervention up with your Dr. If the baby becomes anemic it can lead to really bad things. :(
I have heard people have much better luck increasing their iron with liquid supplements (available at many health food stores) over the pills.
I tried the liquid myself with Levi's pregnancy, but it ended up triggering IBS attacks for me.

momneedssupport 09-20-2012 08:52 AM

Re: Severely anemic
Idk. I hope you can find something to help!!!!

UmmKira 09-20-2012 10:27 AM

I don't have any advice, but hope you can manage it easily!

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