Friday, September 02, 2011

Low Hemoglobin Levels

I went to my 32 week OB check-up today and got some not so good news. It turns out that my hemoglobin level is a 7.8 and it is supposed to be between 12 and 15, so they have upped my iron dosage to 3 - 325 mgs pills a day, plus they have decided to try and me on a new chewable prenatal to try and get me levels up. They have also referred me to a hematologist to see whether it will be necessary give me iron by an IV or if I will need a transfusion before I deliver. It's not news I wanted to hear, but I'm glad I have a doctor who is willing to do all they can to get this fixed.

The babies are doing good. Raegan is head down (which is wonderful!) and Brayden as of right now is in a breech position. They have said that I can still try to have a vaginal delivery since Raegan is head down and that they will try to turn Brayden quickly after Raegan is born. There is a chance that Brayden will turn on his own, but there is also a chance that he could turn the wrong way and make himself even more breech than he already is, but they told me that I am the perfect candidate to have a successful breech delivery because of how big Kloe was (8 lbs 14 oz.) and that Raegan will be born 1st. Of course there is always a chance of him getting stuck in the delivery process, but the drs feel very confident that all will be just fine. So far there has been no real talk of a C-section except in the case of an emergency situation.

The babies as of last week weigh 3 lbs 4 oz each which is great!


32 Weeks

8 comments:

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

You are planning on having the babies at a hospital aren't you? Twins can do strange things and even though one is head down now, they can turn sunnyside up or backwards.

Do you like green leafy vegetables? I ate a lot of spinach and greens when I was pregnant to help with my iron.

Take care of yourself and remember to keep your feet elevated to help with the swelling that will come soon.

Kristina said...

Yes I am, I'm sooooo not brave enough to do a home birth! Just the idea scares me.

I like green leafy veggies, but I don't buy them often...I'm not really sure why I don't...I just don't. LOL

Jennifer said...

*fingers crossed* I hope things work out and Brayden turns for you!

Jessie-Bessie said...

Will be thinking of you in the next few weeks, hope your iron levels go up. God Bless :)

Abundantly Blessed said...

Praying for you!! Praising God that that you have gone 32 weeks already...that is so wonderful!!!

cp556 said...

I'm glad your dr is keeping on top of the iron levels. And Amulbunny's right ... twins can turn at a moment's notice. Hope Brayden does just that! Know that we're thinking of you and praying for you. Thanks for letting us keep up with you...

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Home Instead said...

You look wonderful. I pray for a healthy safe delivery. My twins came at 34 weeks, perfectly healthy. My iron was super low, but all is well now. They are perfect almost six year olds on Friday.