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Delights & Discomforts: Pregnancy & Beyond


28 weeks today! Only 12 more until I get to meet my amazing little boy

I’ve been pretty careful with that. Hopefully the Floradix will work its magic with me like it did with you lol I still have 12 weeks to get everything where it needs to be.
Thanks for everything!

At the cardiologist’s office on Monday :)

From our walk on Sunday (27w4d)

Yeah! I was actually taking Floradix initially but I ran out and it’s expensive so I’ve been taking just regular iron pills for the last 5ish weeks. I think I’m not absorbing them as well. I’m going to go get more Floradix tomorrow. It makes me feel better to know you had such good results from it :)

I’m glad you were able to get your levels up and deliver where you wanted :)
Do you have any tips besides just the supplement and diet? It sounds like you were able to get your levels up pretty fast. I don’t know what else there could be, but I’m so scared of having to deliver in the hospital :/

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. 





"My wife didn’t want to take maternity pictures, so I hired a photographer and took her place…" [x]


Didn’t cry laughing but am amazed at the time he took for all these photos

He really gets the faces though. My husband so has the body for this…

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“ I’m an adult, but not like a real adult ”

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