B12 Injections During Pregnancy

Discussion in 'Pregnancy Chat' started by iWitch, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. iWitch

    iWitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4,157
    Likes Received:
    0
    Are these safe? I have a B12 deficiency and get an injection every 3mths.
     
  2. k8_005

    k8_005 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,587
    Likes Received:
    0
    id think its very important to have them any vitamin deficiency is unsafe for baby but any real risks you are best to discuss with yout mw xx
     
  3. iWitch

    iWitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4,157
    Likes Received:
    0
    I read about someone who did have deficiency but baby didn't so they had to stop the injections pending tests...outcome never got posted. Ill discuss with GP xx
     
  4. flisstebbs

    flisstebbs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    5,429
    Likes Received:
    0
    You could get your level checked to see if you need it for while your pg?
     
  5. iWitch

    iWitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4,157
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unfortunately I can't absorb B12 any other way due to my stomach not producing intrinsic factor so my levels need topping up frequently or I'm exhausted & run down. The above instance could be an unusual one xx
     
  6. Balthazar1275

    Balthazar1275 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    9,663
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have this too and get my injections ever 8 weeks. Your midwife will regularly check your blood and do a full blood count and increase the frequency of the b12 injections if you require it. The injections are totally safe for your baby.

    Michelle x
     
  7. iWitch

    iWitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4,157
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks Michelle, I'm relieved to hear that!

    I've just noticed your signature :( I'm sorry for your loss *hugs*
     
  8. Lindachu

    Lindachu Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    There are foods that encourage your body to make your own b12. The likes of all greens and the darker the better and
    Nori/seaweed. But spinach is great too. There's a lot of research I did on b12 about a year ago and the deeper I looked the more of a myth it appeared.
     
  9. iWitch

    iWitch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    Messages:
    4,157
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you have a link? I'd be interested to read. They tried me on supplements first to test my diet but the supplements didn't work so it means I'm not absorbing the b12 as I should be and the doc said this is because my stomach isn't producing intrinsic factor hence the injections xx
     
  10. Lindachu

    Lindachu Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have to leave nowao won't b online til later I will post for u then x
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice