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Posted by: Mia | 2010/08/04

Multiple pregnancy &  dizziness

Hi doc,

I am pregnant with triplets. I am still in the first trimester. When I took a blood test a month ago I had slight anaemia. I am now constantly dizzy. I feel as if I am spinning and when i walk, I sometimes feel a bit faint. The feeling is awful.

I also seem to be a bit out of breath. Is this normal, or could I be a bit more anaemic now? My doc didn''t put me on any iron supplements. I am taking preg-omega supplements daily.

Please advise. Thx.

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These could be normal preganncy symptoms but they are probably worsened by the anaemia. You should take iron supplemmets.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Anon | 2010/08/06

I had twins last year, and during my pregnancy i had a lot of heart problems, so if your problem persists have your heart checked out too, especially if you feel like your heart is beating too fast or irregularly. You can definitely be aneamic too - with a multiple pregnancy your blood volume has to increase a lot, so a blood test for that may be helpful. Also consider having your thyroid tested, as you may have problems with that too. Good luck!

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/08/06

These could be normal preganncy symptoms but they are probably worsened by the anaemia. You should take iron supplemmets.

Best wishes

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/08/06

These could be normal preganncy symptoms but they are probably worsened by the anaemia. You should take iron supplemmets.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Dee | 2010/08/04

Hi, I am also having triplets. I get out of breath all the time so I dont think that is anything to worry about.

My gynae told me to eat eggs as they help to incr iron levels. 2 a week. Ive never had any faintness but are you eating enough? You need to eat an extra 500 calories a baby a day, even if you not hungry you must eat. I would see a doc if you dont feel better with the dizziness.

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