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So I am currently 27 weeks pregnant, and I was in last week for my GDS and they also drew blood for iron levels. At the beginning of my pregnancy I was very mildly anemic, and I took floridix for a while, but morning sickness got in the way and I fell out of the habit. Today I got a form letter saying my hemocrit was 31.6%, down from a previous test level of 33.7% and that I should try to add lots of iron rich foods to my diet. The letter didn't really say what level was normal or how bad my current levels are, so I am not sure how much I should be worried about this. The letter came from the medical lab, and not from my midwife's office. Does anyone here have any insights about what normal is, or how problematic it is if I don't manage to increase the levels from where they currently are? Thanks in advance.