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Anemic And Pregnant
Prenatal check ups: I hope you are going to a Obstetrics(OB) doctor who will monitor your pregnancy and provide you with regular use of supplements(iron and vitamins) which are essential for your and your baby's health. If you do not have such a doctor you can see your PCP. Iron dose is typically 3..mg by mouth(pills) daily, unless otherwise advised by your OB doctor. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Prenatal vit, folate (folic acid): Anemia can be physiological in a pregnant woman. During pregnancy, you have increased requirement for folate (folic acid) and iron to ensure good red blood cell production. I suggest you take prenal vitamin, folate (folic acid) plus iron pill if iron deficiency is present. Healthy diet and green vegetable. ...Read more
I can't think of ...: A direct connection between these two issues, but regardless, their presence concurrently suggests you need to be seen by your OB to determine the sources of these issues and address them. Good luck. ...Read more
I am severely anemic and pregnant, i'm on an iron supplement but isn't working well. Anything else i can eat/take?
Options:: It can be hard to absorb iron; you can try different formulations, some are designed to be absorbed in different parts of the GI tract. It is also difficult to eat enough greens and red meat to increase you levels. Your doctor can refer you to a hematologist who can offer IV iron treatments, I have had good success with this in my severely anemic pts. They also do add'l testing for types of anemi. ...Read more
I became anemic while pregnant and my doctor told me to take iron daily. Now that the baby is born and I am breastfeeding, do I continue taking iron?
Yes: It is a good idea to continue taking iron as you had blood loss during delivery and most women are anemia after giving birth. You should also continue taking your prenatal vitamins while you are breast feeding. This will ensure both you and your baby get all the nutrients that you need to be healthy. ...Read more
Can you tell me, if I am anemic and i'm pregnant do I have any health risks for when i give birth to my baby?
Could you tell me if i'm anemic and i'm pregnant do I have any health risks for when i give birth to my baby?
Probably not.: When pregnant your body's blood volume increases to meet the baby's needs. In some women, the increase in the liquid part of blood, plasma, increases more than the red cell mass, and you look anemic from dilution. This is normal physiology. For others, the anemia is more extreme and can reflect iron deficiency. Prenatal vitamins usually correct this. After delivery anemia should resolve. ...Read more
Found out i'm slightly anemic at 28 weeks pregnant. I eat all the top ten iron-rich foods daily. My prenatal has little calciu and 100% iron. What more?
Is a level 7.1 anemic dangerousness for 29 weeks pregnant? And 135 bad for a blood glucose test, i now have to take the 3 hour test, should I worry ?
Tests: Anemia is taxing to the system suggest nutritional deficiency or blood loss. Gestational diabetes a consideration that can affect both mother and child. Your obstetrition doctor will guide you though this remember after child is born need to be retested for diabetes. Approx 80% gestational diabetics are just diabetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: If you are severely anemic then it could affect the baby's growth. If you are mildly anemic then your iron stores will become depleted because the baby will deplete your iron stores. Some people have medical problems like sickle cell or thalassemia and will always be anemic. Usually the treatment for anemia is to take extra iron supplements as prescribed by you doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wt does pregnant comp: anemia-antipartumcondution or prior complicated with conditionstatus-chronic mean?
Billing icd9 code: I suspect that you are reading a billing code that was submitted to your insurance company. The doctor is simply saying you have anemia during pregnancy. The icd9 code will read as you described on a computer generated submission to the insurance company. Silly but that is the way a claim must be submitted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Needs work-up: Anemia is very common in pregnancy and certainly contributes to fatigue as well as other issues associated with pregnancy. There are several reasons why you develop anemia during pregnancy. Most women are somewhat iron deficiency prior to becoming pregnant and need iron supplements during pregnancy. However, if the iron deficiency is severe, you should see a hematologist for further treatment. ...Read more
Symptoms may be same: The symptoms of anemia are usually fatigue, shortness of breath. These symptoms are not by any means related to anemia alone. They can be present in many medical situations. Pregnancy frequently leads to fatigue and shortness of breath. Anemia can also be present in pregnant women and should be looked for. ...Read more
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