Hi all, just after some experiences with low iron in third trimester. My hb was 94 and ferritin just 5 at the end of my second trimester. The dr wanted me to have an infusion but I declined and started taking Spatone sachets 2/3 times a day.
3 weeks later I had a repeat blood test and my hb has risen to 104 but ferritin remains at 5. Dr was still not impressed but I thought well now I'm nearly considered back to normal range with my hb levels and ferritin stores will take time. If I continue with spatone I should be ok.
Normal iron tabs give me horrible side effects so I've been trying to avoid them but now at 36 weeks I'm worrying about delivery and if my ferritin levels will still affect me even if hb is higher.
Has anyone else been low in iron stores at birth? Any advice welcome!