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    Has anyone conceived successfully even with very low iron? I am taking supplements and have taken same for a while. I am only taking pregnancy iron on top of conceive well gold to boost my iron levels. What have you been taking for low iron and did it make a difference?

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    How low is your iron? I've always had low ferririn and have 3 children. I wasn't aware it could affect fertility. Have you seen a doctor about injections?

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    Yes, I have always had low iron and conceived easily. I did need an iron transfusion after the birth though (was offered a blood transfusion which I should have taken!).

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    I've always had low iron too. It got worse when I was pregnant but I took Ferrograd C (I may have spelt it wrong) and didn't have to have an iron infusion.

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    I've always had very low iron and conceived both times in the first cycle (I'm very lucky). I did have to take a double dose of ferrograd c and have injections both times to boost my iron as pregnancy depletes what little you have!

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    I was taking a Swisse iron tablet which did absolutely nothing. Started taking Ferrograd C and my iron levels are now good. So please make sure the iron dose is sufficient to actually correct low iron levels.

    I have no idea about how it effects TTC though.

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    I took ferrograd c too and by the time i got a bfp my ferritin levels were normal (iron still on low side).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDeFleur View Post
    Has anyone conceived successfully even with very low iron? I am taking supplements and have taken same for a while. I am only taking pregnancy iron on top of conceive well gold to boost my iron levels. What have you been taking for low iron and did it make a difference?
    My iron levels were pitiful and while doing IVF and for months prior I was taking pregnancy vitamins. I fell pregnant even with really low iron. My iron was actually below the 'low' end of the range.

    Midwives put me on Ferrero Grad C and I still needed and iron transfusion.

    Good luck OP.

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    Talking to my dr yesterday about this and he said iron syrup.

    Also take vitamin C as it allows the body to absorb iron quicker. If your not a meat person eat spinach and strawberries :-)


 

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