Low Red Blood Cell Count, anemia
Hi. I am 30 weeks preg with my first baby. thru out my pregnancy i've been trying to eat as much raw foods as possible. i'd say i'm about 50/50 between cooked foods and raw. I supplement with about 4 TBS of spirulina per day, eat lots of almonds. walnuts as well as other nuts, sprouts, hemp seeds, coconuts oil, fruit, etc. well, as it turns out...i got my blood test results back from the other day and i am SEVERLY anemic. so anemic that my midwives tell me i am unable to do a homebirth. They are suggesting that i get iron injections to bring my iron levels up to see if that helps...however, i am very against supplementing in that way. i believe that all nutrition should come from food, rather then synthetically.
I was wondering if anyone else has ever had an issue with their red blood cell count / iron levels being low, how low were they exactly .. and what did you do about it?