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What is considered a low hemoglobin level in pregnancy?

What is considered a low hemoglobin level in pregnancy?

Thanks for asking!: Pregnant women with hemoglobin levels below 11.0 g/dl are generally considered anemic, though complications and symptoms from anemia during pregnancy do not usually occur until hemoglobin levels are well below 11.0 g/dl. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Can a very low hemoglobin level indicates pregnancy (even before we know if I am pregnant or not , during very early time)?

Can a very low hemoglobin level indicates pregnancy (even before we know if I am pregnant or not , during very early time)?

Hemoglobin level : Hemoglobin level simply help detect anemia. Anemia can have many cause such as iron def anemia, B12 def anemia, etc. Pregnancy also associated with low hemoglobin level due to sharing of blood between mom and the baby. Pregnancy testing by blood is the standard test for confirming pregnancy. So a very low hemoglobin level cannot accurately predict pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it common to have low hemoglobin during pregnancy and after csection?

Is it common to have low hemoglobin during pregnancy and after csection?

Yes: It's common in pregnancy for women to have lower hemoglobins. Typically your body isn't make fewer red blood cells, but rather there is greater fluid volume in your bloodstream, which dilutes your red blood cells. Definitely following cesarean you will have a lower hemoglobin due to blood loss. So long as you aren't dizzy or feel weak, then you're likely okay. Check with your doc to make sure. ...Read more

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What kind of food can I take to increase hemoglobin levels during pregnancy?

What kind of food can I take to increase hemoglobin levels during pregnancy?

Oral iron: It would be easier to take oral iron supplement and multivitamin. See this site for information on iron rich foods. http://www.webmd.com/diet/iron-rich-foods ...Read more

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Pregnancy week 34 just found out my hemoglobin is 9.4 and i am quite scared what can i do?

Pregnancy week 34 just found out my hemoglobin is 9.4 and i am quite scared what can i do?

Pregnancy-related anemia: Building a baby requires a lot of basic nutrients that are critical to your own body, among them iron and all the other co-factors for hemoglobin. While there is some "dilution" of the blood with pregnancy, you may be exhausting your own body stores in favor of the baby. Be sure you are getting proper nutrition and vitamins, and ask your doctor to evaluate which kinds of things are behind the low level you have. ...Read more

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Got have hemoglobin shots during and after my second pregnancy what blood type would i be?

Got have hemoglobin shots during and after my second pregnancy what blood type would i be?

Unclear question: Did you receive blood transfusion? If you did your blood group would have been determined before the transfusion. Please ask your doctor for the result of blood group typing. ...Read more

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I am 26weeks pregnancy my ths is 0.34 i take 100mcg.And my baby fetal heart rate 145/min and my hemoglobin 9.2gms%.I take macal vip 500mg in daly 2 ?

I am 26weeks pregnancy my ths is 0.34 i take 100mcg.And my baby fetal heart rate 145/min and my hemoglobin 9.2gms%.I take macal vip 500mg in daly 2 

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D/w your doctor : Follow up with your doctor/ob- you need to have your iron and folate (folic acid) level checked and if they are low- definitely need to get replacement. Your thyroid medication dose may also need to be adjusted down slightly. Also, you need to take prenatal multivitamin one a day. I don't know what is inside the macal vip- but i assume it is vit c mainly. Discuss further with your ob. ...Read more