advertisement
Question
Posted by: AGM | 2008/01/24

Low blood during pregnancy

have a friend who is pregnant and she is 28 years old. She consulted at the clinic and she was told that she does not have enough blood in her body.

My question is what are the risk of giving birth with that low blood, what can she do before giving birth.

This girl is in Venda in the rural.

Thank you

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Dear AGM
She probably has a low hemoglobin count, which is common in pregnancy. She should take folic acid and iron supplements (e.g Pregamil) – she can ask her chemist which would work out most economical for her. If she does not have access to a chemist, she can increase her iron intake by adding foods with dark green leaves like spinach/marog and liver, daily to her normal diet.
Dr Bets

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement