ktgrok Posted August 20, 2012 Share Posted August 20, 2012 I had my 37 week appointment today. Did the B-Strep test. Blood pressure was ok, urine was great. Then we did the iron test. She used a handheld machine, looks almost like a glucometer. First reading was 8.1, but the blood had started to clot maybe? (student was slow with the machine). Second, from a different finger, was 8.8. Apparantly this is NOT good. I've just been taking the multi vitamin because I didn't feel that anemic. Now I'm back on the good iron supplement (I had been out of it), at double the normal dose, plus yellow dock tincture 3 times a day, and I got some pregnancy tea that is mainly nettles. I stopped and got a burger on my way home. They drew blood for a CBC to double check, with the hopes that maybe the machine is off somehow. Freaking out. It seems tranfusions are done for between 7 and 8. And I'm just above 8. CRAP! Need to get this up FAST! (the supplement she has me on is Hemagenics). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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