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    Default Excess iron?

    Hi there,
    Just wondering if anyone knows about haemochomtes
    I'm 16 weeks pregnate and have exess of iron.
    I have been trying to find answers but there isn't much info.
    Is this condition detrimental to my baby? I have read that women have misscarried at 6 months.. It's my first pregnancy and really would appreciate any help or answers?

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    Hi Haylz
    I don't come on here very often but I saw your post & couldn't not respond as I have haemochromotosis. I have 2 beautiful boys & had trouble free pregnancies. The condition is not detrimental to your baby at all. I have had 2 miscarriages (both very early around 6 weeks) but not once did my ob say that haemochromotosis could be a cause.
    My iron levels were never on the extreme side (just high) & when I was first diagnosed I had to get blood taken at the blood bank every 3 months but since having my sons, my levels have actually dropped & I don't need to give blood anymore. I just get my levels checked once a year.
    If you have any concerns, talk to your ob or dr. Good luck with your pregnancy!

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    Hi @Haylz82 I'm also pregnant and my iron levels are high although I've had the haemachromatosis test and it was negative. The prenatal vitamins can be a culprit - ask your dr about a brand with less iron in it

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    Thanks so much!
    I was just so worried losing sleep and going crazy!
    I do really appreciate yr help! Xxx

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    Hi @Haylz82

    I have haemochromatosis and it hasn't affected either of my pregnancies (I had complications at 25 weeks last pregnancy but my OB said it was unrelated). Firstly, as PP mentioned, you need to have the gene not just high iron, is your OB going to test you for it?

    Moderately high iron isn't detrimental to you or baby and in later pregnancy could be quite useful for you! Your iron levels will be depleted by baby A LOT! I just had my iron tested recently and it had dropped right down.


 

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