Yeah.... so i haven't had a thrilling week...
my perineum feels bruised... boo.... then i get told i have to ahve a blood test to check my iron.... Hb is 94... (pretty low)... and so now I've jsut come back from the hospital after ANOTHER bloodtest... they are doing iron studies.
So much for going with a private midwife.... she's now refered me on to the hospital Dr's.... so I ahve to see the consultant on monday, because of the low hb... and she says i'm going to have to be a little closer monitored... in which I believe that means.... no homebirth for me.
BECAUSE... my Hb is bordering critically low... when my patients (in surgical) go low... they get transfused.... if they are in the 90's pre-operation... we tranfuse to avoid them from getting too low during surgery or post-op (obviously they lose alot more blood in theatre then i would in a typical labour).... but in the case of haemorhage (which I haven't got a history of)... I could potentially bleed out quite fast, and at home... I wouldn't cope. I hate knowing too much. it's got me worried. I HONESTLY feel fine though... a little tired... moments of shortness of breath... but otherwise no faintness. BP is ok this week... we are up to 120/70... the highest it's been this pregnancy.
I'm taking 20mg elemental iron... plus the 10mg which is already in my multi... so 30mg elemental iron.... pregnant women are recommended to have 27mg.... including diet.
I'm so annoyed.
I'm sure i'll be fine... and if I wasn't refered on to this consultant... i wouldn't be so worried... like I wouldn't be over thinking things so much. IYKWIM????
Otherwise... 3/5ths engaged (on monday) and bubs with posterior left... but I'm sure in the past couple of days bubs has moved lower, and turned anterior.
Best wishes beautiful ladies!