Friday, April 6, 2012
Hannah Ruth is currently transverse, hanging out sideways instead of head-up or head-down. At my last doctor visit, I was measuring a week less than at my last appointment because she has chosen to go sideways. I don't really have any reason to need her to turn head-down, but I wish she would give me a little bit of relief so I could breathe better!
My iron is staying low this pregnancy no matter what I do! If I can't get it up, I'll have to have a transfusion before my C-section and, obviously, I don't want that. I take iron pills with 150% daily value of iron. I also eat a bowl of cereal every morning that has 100% my daily value of iron. Couple that with the iron I get in my diet and I'm getting over 250% daily value of iron with NO increase in my labs! What's going on there? I read that calcium helps with iron absorption and I drink milk and take a daily calcium/magnesium pill but still no increase. Any advice?
Other than the low iron, this pregnancy's going fine!
I hope my shoes match each other, though....
at 5:02 PM