Anemia and Pregnancy ... 3

Anemia and Pregnancy ... 3

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Anemia and Pregnancy ... 3
Posted in 2015

One of the blood tests you'll have is a complete blood count (CBC). Among other things, the CBC measures:
The percentage of red blood cells in your bloodstream (hematocrit or Hct)
The amount of hemoglobin (Hgb or Hb) in those red blood cells
Blood test results
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control give guidelines for diagnosing anemia. In the first and third trimesters, an Hct less than 33 percent and an Hgb level less than 11 grams (g) of hemoglobin per deciliter (dL) of blood suggest anemia. In the second trimester, the levels are a little lower: 32 percent Hct and 10.5 g/dL Hgb.
Your provider may follow up your CBC with more tests to determine if iron deficiency is the cause of your anemia.
Even if you're not anemic at the start of your pregnancy, it's not unusual to develop anemia as your pregnancy progresses, so you may be tested again later on.

It's normal to feel worried about being diagnosed with anemia, but mild anemia that's diagnosed and treated early shouldn't pose a problem during your pregnancy. Most experts agree that anemia in pregnancy is more of a concern if it's severe, untreated, or lasts a long time.
If your provider advises you take iron supplements, and you take them as prescribed, your condition should improve. If you have a more severe case of anemia, you may be treated with IV iron supplements, or possibly even a blood transfusion if your hemoglobin falls to 6 g/dL or less.
If you have severe anemia, and it doesn't get better with initial treatment, your healthcare provider may refer you to a specialist for care. You may need to see a hematologist or a maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist to figure out if another condition is causing your anemia.
When you have a low level of iron, you may find yourself getting more tired or fatigued more easily during your pregnancy. Pregnancy can be exhausting anyway, so take extra care of yourself if you're feeling the added strain of having low iron.
Generally, men and non-menstruating women should receive about 10 mg of iron daily, menstruating or nursing women 15 mg, and pregnant women 30 mg daily. You can quickly learn how much iron you are consuming in your diet by using our Food Adviser.
Every nutrient plays active part in our body...If any of them is insufficient our body will tell by expressing some problem so that medical expert will identify it with various tests or examination and conclude the which nutrient is lacking...According to it they will prescribe the medicine in which the the required nutrient is available..What ever your body needs are available in vegetables, pulses, fruits eat..It is very safe and you will not get any side effects..

If you experienced the symptoms as mentioned in my previous article you should go for anemia diagnosis so that you will know how much iron is deficiency and what steps you have take....I believe HEALTH IS WEALTH...I advise every woman to protect to your health....Brought to you


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