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I have been chewing ice like a mad woman lately. I've lost my appetite and just want to crunch on ice. I get plenty of water (I refill my 32 ounce cup at minimum 8-10 times a day) but I can't seem to get enough ice.
I read this could be a sign of low iron. Anyone having issues with this?
I was very anemic at the end of my last pregnancy. I could eat about 3 big bags of ice that you would get from the store, in ONE day. Thats all I wanted, and all I really ate in the hospital. My levels were so low that 4 more numbers would have gotten me a blood transfusion. REALLY watch how much you are ingesting, and let your OB/midwife know so they can get you on an iron supplement STAT!!
__________________ Ryker Benjamin is coming on Oct 10th, 2014!
Even if you were anemic theres no quick fix for it anyway. Did you have a blood test to check for it? Usually they do one. I'm uber anemic and my hemoglobin is bottomed out so Im on iron 3 times a day, have been for a couple weeks and its still doing nothing. My dr says it takes about a month to start making a difference
I know a couple preggo women who have had crazy ice cravings. My SIL was the worst lol. When she was in labor that was 50% of her husbands job...making sure her ice bucket was filled at all times! She wasnt anemic. Just a crazy pregnancy craving....theres so many of them lol!