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Attached is my haemoglobin report.; I am one week away from starting third trimester. In the first trimester my level was 13, is this drop or level anything serious ?
My sugar nd thyroid have come back normal.



Hi Satarupa B Kaur; 10 is also a good level it's nothing to wrry. But yes u can mk it better. Best option is beetroot every day. And it works wonders.

Thanks Resham. Will consume beetroot. I hope this level wont affect my baby.;

Not at all don't worry at all relax keep calm and eat healthy and also keep pampering yourself take care

Hey satarupa - are u taking vit C? If not ask ur dr as it helps absorbing iron in the body. If u like, squeeze some lemon on ur salad every day. Chikoo, apple, beetroot, anjeer, lal bhajji, spinach in parathas all are excellent sources or iron. Add lots of fresh dhania also to ur food. And keep ur dr informed about this. U will be fine :) tc

Thanks asha chaudhry Di. No I ain't taking vitamin c. I take usual nimbu pani at times and have dhania and nimbu squeezed too. Will up the levels :)
Yep, meeting doc on Monday.

Rebecca Prakash Thanks dear. Acha I'll start my third trimester with week 28 / 29? Will I need to get tested again given that I'll begin week 28 tomorrow only?

Satarupa..
Were you taking iron supplements these days?? If yes, then once get checked for thalessmia.. because many ladies have this- they regularly take iron supplements but there will be decrease in values.. supplements should be changes in that case.. talk to your doctor..

Hey seems fine dear..
Take dates , spinach , rajma, bananas; as iron rich food

I took one around 35 weeks but then I had low hb count so I had to take IV for that. In your case I don't think it's required.. Let your doctor decide.

Yep I have a minor thalassemia trait. Been taking supplements. Orofer Xt. Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa is this gonna affect my baby?

This can be confirmed after tests satarupa.. is the baby carrying trait or not!!! Have a word with your doctor.. and also orofer xt dont help much in this case..

My husband doenst have the trait. I had discussed with you earlier once. And you said it won't be a prob. Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

If i remember it was about blood grouping nah 🤔🤔 dont worry get tests once baby arrives.. to check whether there is thalassemia trait or carrier.. anyhow you wont be get confirmed now.. it is confirmed only when baby is out..

I'll send you the report and also my hubby's. Please let me know what they mean. Also, carrier or trait wont mean the baby is thalassemic na?; Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

U can eat Sweet Corns to increase ur Haemoglobin

Can u check both my and hubby HpCL; reports?
Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

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Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

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Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

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I replied satarupa.. pls check..

Hi Satarupa B Kaur
It is OK,; normal mine is also 10 hb
Initially I had 6 hb during first trimester.
Take your medicine regulary and; eat beetroot.
It helps me alot.

Hiee satarupa ur hb level is good. Dnt worry have good diet. I have low hb problem in the 2rd trimester my dr. Changed my tablets.
And now also changed medicines during 3rd trimester.; if iron tablet take with vitC it will be a better absorption. So im taking iron with lemonade.

What were your levels earlier? And now?; Parul Johari

Earlier it was 10.8 and now 9.2

OK. .i think we will all be fine.. and shouldn't stress.

Yes yes!! We will be fine😍😘
Well,, one que
Is thalassemia test is done separately? Or with hb it is founded

There's this HPCL test available. You can get it done. It's to know trait. Doesn't mean u hve the disease.; But if your doc isn't worried, don't stress. Some docs advise, some don't