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Old 10-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #12
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Re: Shortness of breath - at end of first trimester...

Originally Posted by amcess721 View Post
I'm really wondering if that's what this is. It's back again now at 16 weeks. I've been getting enough water, and I'm taking my prenatals everyday. I have my 16w appt tomorrow and will ask for an iron level to be checked.

Funny if that is it though because I remember my level at my first appointment was 17.9... the midwife actually commented that I had "the iron level of a man". That was when I was drinking green smoothies with about 3 cups of spinach a day, but I can't handle that being pregnant anymore - the cold of the smoothie now that fall is here won't go down well, and that's a lot of liquid to get down at once.
WOW 17.9!!! Mine was 10 to begin with and even with taking iron is down to 7.8 so I'm going to have to start getting WAY more aggressive with what I'm taking!
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