Q:

hi ... I am in 21st week of my pregnancy. I got my blood test done recently for the third time. my haemoglobin is drastically reducing. This time it was 7.90. my doctor has asked me to take iron injections. she said I'll have to take 8 shots like that till delivery. Is that the right thing to go for or should I wait for HB to shoot up. kindly suggest. I am in distress.



Sonali Shivlani

The hb levels are very low. It will compromise fetal development. You will need to take the injections to help the levels rise. Even during delivery you loose blood so of not taken care of now it will create a lot of weakness post delivery. Kindly follow the doctors instructions

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