I am ingesting molasses and on iron pills. I need to get Floradix too but don't have it just yet.
Here's my question: I'm four days postpartum and experiencing shortness of breath. It's similar to how I felt when the baby was right at my ribs. Walking up the stairs is a chore for me.
I am also still having major swelling issues, lose circulation in my arms, and am incredibly hormonal.
I've tried to do some reading about all of this so I won't freak myself out and it seems that it might all be related to anemia.
Anyone else have this experience?
I have always struggled with anemia, especially during pregnancy, so I have to make sure I consume as much iron as I can. (I eat a lot of iron fortified cereal!)
Floradix is great, so definitely get your hands on some of that.
Anemia can cause all sorts of issues. It acts like your body has no energy (because, well, it doesn't) and so it is no wonder you get tired walking up the stairs.
I also have asthma issues which are magnified during pregnancy, so I LOATHE our stairs, but still have to carry a heavy toddler up them a couple times a day (for naps and bedtime). Wears me out!
Have you tried upping your B-12 intake for energy and cutting back on salt (for swelling issues)?
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