I just got the results of a blood test done at 38w2d. My hemoglobin is 107 (I'm in Canada...think that's 10.7 in the US) and ferritin is only 7. That was two days ago, so I'm 38w4d today.
I'm feeling kind of helpless...it seems way too late to bring these levels up! I am planning a homebirth, and my MW says over 100 for hemoglobin is fine. But I hemorhaged after my last birth, so low iron scares me a bit. She suggests a heplock for the birth though, in case of hemorrhage. She recommended that before but even more now that the iron is low.
I'm not sure what these numbers mean and how concerned I should be. Also, what can help in a hurry, if anything? I currently drink nettle tea, a couple cups a day, and I take a tbsp. blackstrap molasses. I am going to get Floravit. I eat leafy greens daily. I'm actually feeling disappointed in myself as i thought I was working hard on iron. I eat red meat about once a week...I actually have a hard time stomaching it, but have been trying to do stews and such for iron. This is so frustrating!