1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Would you like to join the IL team? See open jobs!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. What can you teach someone online? Tell us here!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. If someone taught you via skype, what would you want to learn? Tell us here!
    Dismiss Notice

Iron and calcium tablets after delivery

Discussion in 'Post Pregnancy Care' started by vidyavisu, May 16, 2012.

  1. vidyavisu

    vidyavisu Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Gender:
    Female
    Dear friends,
    Some of my friends say we've to continue iron and calcium tablets after delivery also, some say that only till we breast feed the babies, we need it, have anyone taken the iron and calcium tablets after delivery?
    Regards
    Vidyavisu.
     
    Loading...

  2. jananikrupa

    jananikrupa Senior IL'ite

    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi,

    Normally the doctor recommends to have iron and calcium tablets, for three months after delivery.

    There is no harm in taking these tablets. Since, generally after delivery we would be anemic and have calicum deficiency, its better to take this. If you dont want to take tablets, then you can have food rich in iron and calcium.

    Anyways follow your gynaec's advice.

    Regards,
    Janani
     
  3. kylie

    kylie Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    629
    Likes Received:
    674
    Trophy Points:
    188
    Gender:
    Female
    I had stopped these tablets after delivery. But around 5 years later, I started having aches n pains, weakness etc so started again with the iron tablets. The doc also prescribed some multi vitamins. Till date, I continue to take my iron and multi vitamin tablets.

    Always ask your doc if you need to continue.

    love,
    kylie
     
  4. Ranjitjayanthi

    Ranjitjayanthi Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Female

    Hi vidya

    i have been taking iron supplements after my delivery ,, it have been 6 months...it id ok to contnue as a daily basis unless u have other health issues... you may consult ur doctor if u r worried...
    i usually take 1-2 capsules daily(even before i conceived)
    :thumbsup
     
  5. karanu

    karanu Gold IL'ite

    Messages:
    899
    Likes Received:
    480
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi Vidya,

    My gynec asked me to take both iron and calcium tablets for 6 months after delivery. I stopped after that.
     
  6. g3sudha

    g3sudha IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    7,986
    Likes Received:
    8,292
    Trophy Points:
    445
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi vidya

    my gynec also suggested me to take these tablets for 6months.
    If you are breast feeding these tablets will helps you to get strength.
     
  7. rose2000

    rose2000 Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Gender:
    Female
    Its better to check with yout Doctor before taking any medicine
     
  8. vidyavisu

    vidyavisu Silver IL'ite

    Messages:
    312
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    75
    Gender:
    Female
    Dear Friends,

    Thank you Janani, kylie, ranjit jeyanthi, karanu, sudha and rose for your prompt reply. it's good to check with doctor before taking any medicine, but as janani and others said, our body will be anemic after the delivery and we should regain our strength, so i too feel such tablets are needed atleast as long as we breast feed the baby.
    Thank u once again friends.
    Regards
    Vidyavisu
     

Share This Page