Cast Your Vote:

    • I am all the time -- Votes: 10
    • yes, during pregnancy -- Votes: 10
    • not at all -- Votes: 5
    • I don't know -- Votes: 2
    • only during periods or pregnancy -- Votes: 3
    • I was during a (or some) pregnancy(s), but not all -- Votes: 3
anemia poll mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 5290 posts
23rd Jun '13

were you/are you anemic?
Im just wondering, how many women get anemia

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 12290 posts
23rd Jun '13

I have been during every pregnancy except this one, so far. I'm fine when I'm not pregnant.

draven 5 kids; Florida 724 posts
23rd Jun '13

I have always been anemic, except while pregnant. Well with the first I was but now I only have really low iron when I'm NOT pregnant.

Sugarhiccup LLC ; 5 kids; Lahaina, Hawaii 2825 posts
23rd Jun '13

I wasn't anemic until I started having children. I am this way now all of the time.

Mom of 4 Little Boys! 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Hillsboro, Oregon 4721 posts
23rd Jun '13

I became anemic during my pregnancy with my third child(4th pregnancy) in 2011 and have stayed that way ever since. I have taken a daily iron supplement ever since I found out and that seems to keep it under control. I was never anemic before that though.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15687 posts
23rd Jun '13

I typically have hemolytic anemia ( a lack of enough red cells but plenty of iron) that gets under control while pregnant because pregnancy tends to suppress the immune system.

RMRE+J Mama 5 kids; Delaware 62 posts
23rd Jun '13

I had it in my first pregnancy and have had low iron since, but generally not low enough to be considered anemic, if that makes sense. Just low end of normal. I take supplements during pregnancy to prevent it dropping any more.

FertileMyrtle2011 Due November 13 (twins); 3 kids; Indiana 185 posts
23rd Jun '13

I had it with my first pregnancy but not since then. I thought I had it with this pregnancy, my fourth pregnancy and carrying twins, but I requested extra blood work and my levels were fine.

Melissa N David Due August 5; Flagler Beach, Florida 1 posts
23rd Jun '13

I am having my first baby at the end of July, i am anemic. I just had more blood work done last week go this week to find out if its better or not... O_o

afantastic 2 kids; Dallas, Texas 588 posts
24th Jun '13

I was never anemic until my first. Since thing I've had random times of being anemic. So I think I normally have low iron and certain things or stressors cause it to be even lower. I'm legitmently anemic right now.