The blood work from Monday’s midwife appointment came in today.
My glucose test went great, so that’s really good. But my anemia somehow got worse since the last time it was tested around 18 weeks. I don’t understand how that happened because I’ve been taking my iron supplement everyday with a drink high in vitamin c to help absorb it, I’ve been eating iron rich foods, and I’ve been doing things like cooking in cast iron pots and pans to help get more iron.
My hemoglobin dropped from 10.9 to 10.6. If it gets as low as 10 then I will risk out of delivering at the birth center.
My hematocrit dropped from 38 to 31.9. If it gets to 30 or below then I will risk out of the birth center as well.
My midwife told me to double my iron supplement. I hope that helps. I don’t know what else to do… If I risk out of the birth center then I won’t be able to have the water birth I’ve been planning and I’ll have to deliver at the hospital.