When I had my 24 week checkup, I asked them if they would check my iron levels, but they said they did this at 26 weeks. In retrospect, maybe I should have pushed and had them do it that week. But, I figured, I was at a high risk specialist, they are the experts and know what they are doing, right?
Over a month ago, I had bought some liquid, organic iron supplement from Whole Paycheck because I wanted to make sure I was getting enough. But, even though it said it was a non-constipating formula, that same week, for the first time in my pregnancy I started suffering the effects of "what happens when you can't poo".
Puffer no like that effect.
I thought well hell--I don't even know if I'm lacking in iron. Why am I putting myself through hard-to-poo hell if maybe everything is OK??
So, I haven't really taken much of it in weeks. Plus, it tastes like complete pukey-gag.
However, I seem to be exhibiting ALL of the classic signs of pregnancy anemia: fatigue, dizziness, lack of energy, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. And it's been a little scary.
So, it's back to the pukey-gag supplement and we had steak fajitas for dinner last night and....I have my 26 week check this Wednesday, so the iron will be checked (as well as the GD test--YIKES!) and then we'll know.
Until then, hopefully the extra boost of iron will help me to feel better. I hope!