Hi Everyone I'm 29 weeks and recently learned my hemoglobin is severely low. I've always been chronically anemic and of course the iron pills get me really constipated. If I don't get it up my midwife cannot attend my home birth.
So for the last 3 days I've taken Fluridex + Herbs/ Iron (AM), Biferex OTC Iron + vitamin C tablet (afternoon), and New Chapter prenatal w/ iron (PM). I took a 100 mg Colace 3 days ago but sure enough I''ve been blessed with a bleeding hemorrhoid from constipation today.
I eat a moderate amount of red meat, lentils/ other beans, and green leafy veggies. I'm just not sure what else I can do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, mamas!