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An Iron Infusion in Pregnancy - Meet the Wildes
Just over a week ago I had an appointment to review my pregnancy and home birth plan with my favourite consultant from King’s. It was a positive and productive meeting. We spoke about my low haemoglobin and when I provided details of the volume of ferrous sulphate that I had been taking for the past few weeks predicted that my haemoglobin should no longer be a concern and my iron should be back within the normal range. Except it wasn’t. We took bloods to check, just to put my mind at rest, and my haemoglobin had fallen again. The exhaustion of the past few weeks started to make sense. Nobody ever wants to hear that they are quite seriously amaemic, of course, but at thirty-five weeks pregnant with twins it’s a serious concern. At this level of anaemia the worry is not so much the 3% risk of a post-partum…