My doctor has never done bloodwork for this but here is why I think I am. In the fall of 10 I was going to school pt and one class I took was Anatomy/physiology. We did some blood testing in one of the and I was the volunteer. It showed that my iron was low. I didn't think too much on it then.
Since becoming pg around 20 weeks, I've felt this tightening/shortness of breath periodically. Usually a few times a day. I asked my doctor about it and he jsut said it was normal. Well, it's increasingly gotten worse. Not the pain just the frequency. Plus I've been really tired.
I was concerned that it might be my blood pressure and I have a monitor so I took it this evening and it was great.
The tightening/shortness of breath and tiredness are all signs of anemia. So is dizziness which I've also had a few times. I'll just be sitting at my desk at work and would get dizzy. I know it's common sometimes to get dizzy when standing during pg but this wasn't the case.
Anyway, I've got a doctor's appointment on Monday so this is definitely something I'm going to bring up.
What are some good things for me to eat? Keep in mind I'm also being treated for gest. diab. I wasn't full blown but they said borderline gest. diab. so I'm following a gest. diab. diet.