Can Blood Donors For Women Who Are Planning A Pregnancy And A History Of Miscarriage?
Good night, I’m Chika, 25 years old. I want to ask whether women who are planning a pregnancy (promil) can do routine blood donations every 3 months? Will it affect my organ’s readiness to get pregnant? Because before marriage I routinely blood donor 3 months. But since getting married 1 year ago I haven’t had a blood donor because I still doubt that I will interfere with my promos. I happen to have a history of miscarriage two months ago in the UK for 7 weeks. Thank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
Blood donation during pregnancy is unfortunately not recommended. It aims to avoid circulation disorders that can cause stress to the fetus due to reduced blood volume in circulation. Besides pregnancy also makes women more prone to anemia, so it is feared that blood donation will worsen the situation.
After giving birth, the mother must wait for at least 9 months after giving birth to be able to donate blood so that the body has time to replenish iron reserves in the body after pregnancy and childbirth.
If you are a previous donor and are currently planning a pregnancy, you should try to increase iron intake in food or supplements so that iron reserves in the body increases, because in pregnancy the body will increase the need for iron for fetal growth.
If there has previously been a bleeding due to miscarriage, you should avoid this blood donor temporarily because the body needs time to re-fill iron reserves after blood loss, especially if pregnancy then occurs again.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah