So I just got a call from my midwife's office and the blood work from yesterday showed my iron is a bit low. This is the first pregnancy it has happened but my mom was anemic so I'm not surprised.
I actually have some Pur-Absorb liquid packets I got free last year that I'll probably start with.
My midwife recommends Garden of Life raw iron because it's better absorbed but it's also $15 for 30 capsules and I'm supposed to take 4 a day!!
Do any of you have recommendations? Elizabeth, was it you who said your iron was low as well?
My midwife recommended Floradix liquid, but told me I could take whatever. I'm supposed to have the Floradix 3x daily. Unfortunately when we moved I left it in the fridge and the power got shutoff, so there goes $28 down the drain.
I'm taking some walgreens brand right now until I get more Floradix. Or maybe I will check out the kind that you are taking. Where did you buy them?
Yeah I'm actually going to pick some free samples up next week at my appointment and I'm sure they will write me a script if I want one. I've been so busy with the move that I haven't had time to coordinate all the iron stuff, plus I just can't deal with the midwives nurses and office staff...so I'm just taking those walgreens pills and trying to increase my iron in my meals. And eating/drinking citrus so that I absorb more.
So here is a weird question...isn't iron supposed to make you constipated? Well its doing the opposite to me, because I go #2 quite frequently, like twice a day. Should I be concerned? Does that mean my body isn't absorbing iron? I plan to ask this next week at my appointment.
I had the same thing happen to me when I took the glucose test. They said it came back normal but my iron was low and that I needed to take an iron supplement. So I just went to walmart and got a bottle called Spring Valley. And showed my doctor and she said that was fine. I think it cost about 4$.