my ob recommended it to me when my iron levels were very low during pregnancy. I had 2 sachets first thing in the morning with no side effects. I used to add it to my orange juice. All other forms of iron made me nauseous and constipated but Spatone didnt have any nasty side effects at all for me.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 14 of 14
07-04-2012 19:22 #11
07-04-2012 20:15 #12Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2010
i have two sachets in an OJ and dont taste a thing amd get no GI side effects. last pregnancy my iron levels started at low normal and dropped to severely low (no spatone). this pregmancy i took spatone and my levels barely changed. try to take it on an empty stomach, esp avoiding milk.
i also am enjoying iron melts since last week which are raspberry lolly tablets - they contain the same amt of iron as spatone (5mg elemental iron) and are yummy and u can just carry them in your handbag. BUT they contain aspartane (fake sugar) so depends how strict u are about that in pregnancy. the iron melts also have vit c, folic acid and vit b12 so u want to ensure that they dont clash with ur multivitamin. and i have no idea about how well the iron is absorbed.
07-04-2012 20:20 #13Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2008
- Western Sydney
Have you had your iron checked? It isn't advisable to take iron supplements unless you know you need to. Too much iron is actually bad for you. Are you taking your pregnancy vitamins? I think they have iron too. You can get a full blood test done at your gp seeing as you're pregnant you need to anyway. See how your levels are. Fatigue could just be caused by the hormones and nothing you take will help that.
28-04-2012 17:47 #14Senior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
By Cinderella82 in forum Family FinancesReplies: 3Last Post: 03-07-2012, 20:17
By SugarplumMummy in forum Medicines & Herbal Remedies During PregnancyReplies: 22Last Post: 04-04-2012, 10:16
By Snooze in forum Pregnancy & Birth General ChatReplies: 14Last Post: 10-02-2012, 07:10
Prams and StrollersLooking to buy a pram or stroller? :: Viewer reviews of prams :: Pram Buyers ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
IUI QueryNon-IVF fertility assistance
Netflix - what should I watch?Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Dr Antony Lighten - Appreciation threadpregnancy and babies through IVF
Funniest thing your kid has said to youGeneral Chat
Rude 10 year old. Ideas?General Chat
Egg/donor code discussion - South AfricaEgg Donation
Awesome Mums of Autistic kids-how many of us are there (#3)????????Parents of Children with Special Needs