How long does it take for a pregnant woman iron level to get back up?

Im 33 weeks pregnant and ive just been dignosed aneamic. My iron level its gone down to 9.6g/dl and i was wondering whats the right level for a pregnant woman nd how long would it for my iron level to be alright? Im taking 350mg of ferrous fumarate twice a day.

Asked By: - 4/7/2012
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At our practice it's standard to do a hgb finger stick each visit if your iron is under 11. You should see improvement at your next visit if you are being diligent about taking the iron supplement. If you're OB doesn't order the finger stick, request it. And make sure they are cleaning the area before the prick your... More
Answered By: Ashley - 4/7/2012
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mine took 3 weeks to pick up,12 is ideal but when you are pregnant as long as its above 10 you will be fine ,keep taking your tablets
Answered By: dumplingmuffin - 4/7/2012
i was told i was anemic at 20 weeks with my daughter put on pills twice a day and had to eat cream of wheat like every morning and when i went in to deliver at 39 weeks i was still anemic so for me it never went up and with this pregnancy i was told i was anemic at 16 weeks and i am now 22 weeks and still anemic so i... More
Answered By: mr and mrs diego - 4/7/2012
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