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low platelets!

I just found out that I am having low platelets count (142) at 28 weeks test. My OB has advised me to take another test around 34 weeks and she said that I Can't do anything to help the levels increase naturally.
Anyone having/had this? And any piece of advice for raising the levels naturally?
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I am having the same problem, but they told me when I was about 16 weeks and have been tracking it ever a since. I haven't had a rise in my levels and my doctor told me there is nothing I can do. Plus all the research I've done on my own says the same. Looks like it's just one of those things.
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My best friend had low platelets with her last baby. She had to be induced because it was a planned induction with no pain meds. She wasn't allowed to get an epidural due to her low platelets. She did a great job going natural. She's pregnant again with her 5th child and due in August and I don't think her platelets are low this time.
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There is nothing you can do to increase your platelets naturally, however sometimes as your blood volume stabilizes it will increase on its own.
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Thank you ladies for your input. Appreciated :)
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