Just Another Manic Mommy
Pumping the Iron While Pregnant
Dear Manic Mommy: Hello there. I am in the third trimester of my first pregnancy and my doctor’s office just called and informed me that there was a prescription to be picked up at my local pharmacy due to my low iron levels. And that was all that was really said. How much should I be worrying? And can my low levels cause serious harm to my baby?
Manic Mommy: I don’t think there’s anything seriously the matter here, otherwise the doctor would have called you in. However, you should ALWAYS feel comfortable enough to call your OB-GYN anytime you are unsure about anything in your pregnancy. NEVER think that a question is too silly or unimportant when it comes to your baby’s health. It’s your baby, your body, and you have absolutely every right to know what’s going on. I would hope that you have resolved this issue already and have talked with a nurse at your OB’s office or your OB by now! As for your low iron problem, some quick iron boosters: include more red meats and leafy greens into your diet.