I was INCREDIBLY anemic, all throughout my pregnancy. Personally, my symptoms were i was always tired, i had no energy whatsoever, and i was extremely pale all the time. I was prescribed iron pills from my ob, but they also made very sick and verrrrry constipated. I would have to agree with Abilyn that the SlowFe brand is excellent, because it slowly releases it into your system and doesn't overwhelm it. Ask your doctor about it. I didnt start taking those until after my pregnancy, and while i was pregnant i stopped taking my iron pills because they made me so sick.
When i had my daughter, because i was anemic, i hemorrhaged incredibly bad and lost four times the amount of blood your supposed to loose and almost ended up having to have a blood transfusion. It was really hard for me to heal, and now i wish i would have just taken the darn iron pills lol. Good luck to you!
at 4:35 PM on Apr. 4, 2011