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    AvatarKenziiRose

    A few weeks ago I got a gesgational diabetes test. Came back negative, which is great. But my midwife told me my red blood cell count is 101. Normal is about 125-130. That means I’m teatering on the edge of iron-deficent anemia.
    My mother and I have always thought I was anemic(Pale skin, poor circulation in my fingers, really low body temp. and never any energy), we never got it checked.
    My midwife also said it can cause more bleeding during birth&may require a blood transfusion.
    Are than any other moms out there that were anemic&gave birth without needing a blood trans. or had any other problems?
    Thanks ladies 🙂

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    Hi there!
    I just wanted to share my experience with you.

    I have a blood disorder that leaves me chronically anemic. I have to take iron supplements but even more regularly while I’m pregnant.

    You can get much of your iron requirements thru food that you eat. Green leafy vegetables are a great source. An easy way to help get your levels up are to eat spinach salads. You can load them up with all sorts of great things like chopped hard boiled eggs (great source of protein) cheese (calcium) and tomatoes or mandarin oranges.

    Drinking something like orange juice while eating things that are high in iron helps with absorption.

    I have had 5 babies and have never required a transfusion. 😉

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