My wife is 37 weeks pregnant and the delivery date given by the doctor is 28th of this month. Two months ago, her hemoglobin was 8.9 g/dL and serum ferritin 36.44 ng/mL. The doctor advised drips with Venofer injections. Four drips (100 ml with two Venofer injections each) have been given. The last drip was given on 17th last month. Now today, the hemoglobin is 9.8 g/dL. One doctor has advised taking two more drips (500 ml with three Venofer injections each) while another doctor has advised us to go for blood transfusion immediately. Kindly advice what should be done. Her age is 28 years and it is the first pregnancy. Other than this, there are no complications. Medicines being used are one tablet daily each of Intig D, Iron One, Mecobel and Folic acid.
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Hemoglobin is 9.8 g/dL. That is less for the third trimester. But, this is the corrected one, previously it was much lower.
In delivery, there is a chance of bleeding, changes in clotting factors and hormonal changes at delivery which can cause more bleeding, difficult or complicated delivery or labor also need normal hemoglobin level.
It depends on different doctors how they treat the patient according to her history, blood reports, sensitivity to iron, etc.
If she remains comfortable with Venofer and does not get sensitivity, vomitings or any other side effects, then it is better to have that as there is less chances of immune reaction as that of blood from another person.
Continue to take iron-filled diet like carrot, apples, etc.
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