It is important for women to prevent anemia before, during and after pregnancy. Women will probably be tested for anemia at least twice during pregnancy: during the first prenatal visit and then again between 24 and 28 weeks.
Normal hemoglobin level in women ranges from 120 g/L to 160 g/L (12.0 g/dL to 16.0 g/dL).
In your case, you appear to have very low Hemoglobin levels, which is probably due to iron defiency anemia (as âpresented by your history).
At present, with a low Hemoglobin level of 6gm/dl, both you and the growing fetus are at the risk of many complications. Complications in a pregnant woman with low Hemoglobin, can include - heart failure, blood loss during delivery and loss of pregnancy.
Fetal complications include - low birth weight, preterm deliveries, and increased perinatal mortality and neonatal anemia.
With regard to the further treatment, you should consult with your doctor, who can do proper tests to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment may need immediate blood transfusions as well as parenteral iron injections, to improve the hemoglobin level.
Hence you may consult with a hematologist or your Internist, for continued treatment of your âcondition.â
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