I was told same thing too. km trying to avoid to get the transfusion especially since I heard u wont feel the same again. My mother in law got it and she said if she can go back in time and say no she would. Right now im taking 2 irons a day and my prenatals, I was eating so much ice in the beginning til last wk. They found out I was anemic at 32 wks thank god they did on time. And now I barely crave for ice. Just rake ur prenatals and ur iron hopefully u wont have to go thru it. Good luck.
My biggest concern is that i haven't been able to keep my prenatal vitamins down and that i won't be able to keep the iron down either. I really didn't want to do a transfusion but i don't know what else i can do if the supplements don't agree with me
Ask your Dr for a dissolvable iron supplement it might work better for you because it gets in your body faster, unlike pill form which sit in you intell it dissolves. Worth a try..I would personally decline a blood transfusion I cant handle the thought of it. My sisters iron was extremely low and they told her she would need one but she got her iron raised back up enough and everything turned out fine.
oh I didn't know they had dissoluble tablets. That might work better since I am able to keep liquid down sometimes. I just hope I have enough time between now and next week when I am scheduled to deliver pending I don't go before hand
Yeah there is and also I would make them try an iron infusion before I blood transfusion. Anything you can try so u can see if it works.
I had 2 blood transfusions & 1 iron transfusion during pregnancy . My Iron level is now less than 8. I'm almost 36 weeks. I'm probably going to be having one before I deliver & during . Maybe even after too depending on how much blood I loose. Scary.
I feel the same. Never really felt any different afterwards