For Pregnancy

The health of your pregnancy and baby matters.

You may need an intravenous (IV) iron infusion.

Benefits of IV iron infusion during pregnancy

Heme Onc Call takes care of it all:

  • See a hematologist online with a virtual visit from the comfort of your home.

  • Get a prescription for IV iron infusion if your doctor confirms you are low.

  • Heme Onc Call will facilitate IV iron infusions at your house or a nearby center.

You and your baby need iron

  • Did you know that 40% of pregnant women develop iron deficiency anemia?

  • Many pregnant women develop iron deficiency without knowing it.

  • Your baby needs to use 300-500mg of your body’s stored iron.

  • The most common symptom of iron deficiency is fatigue.

  • Iron pills often don’t help because iron is not absorbed well.

What IV iron infusions can do for you

  • Decrease your likelihood of developing severe anemia.

  • Will better prepare you for expected bleeding during childbirth.

  • Will help you avoid the need for a blood transfusion.

  • May decrease the likelihood of pregnancy complications.

  • Help you feel stronger and more confident that your baby has enough iron for their development.

How iron infusions benefit your baby

Give your baby the nutrients he or she needs

  • You are the only source of iron for your baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  • Studies show that iron deficiency affects your baby’s neurological development.

Iron is essential for your baby

  • A mother’s iron deficiency has been associated with baby’s increased risk of autism, A.D.H.D, and intellectual disability.

  • Infants with iron deficiency may have impaired cognitive and motor development.

Give your baby the nutrients he or she needs

  • Studies show that IV iron infusion will decrease your level of fatigue during and after the pregnancy.

  • You’ll have more energy to take care of your newborn, and you may be less likely to develop post-partum depression.