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Tired New Mum Blood Test
Tired New Mum Blood Test
Tired New Mum Blood Test
Tired New Mum Blood Test

Tired New Mum Blood Test

A finger-prick blood test to help identify if there is a nutritional reason why you feel tired post-pregnancy.

Is it for you?

Are you a new mum struggling to get your energy levels back after pregnancy? Do you want to know if you can optimise your diet or take any supplements that may help improve your energy levels after having a baby? Or do you want to check your iron and vitamin levels before investigating any other causes of your fatigue? If so, this test will help you to find the easily reversible nutritional causes for feeling tired all the time.
Blood sample 3 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Iron Status
  • Vitamins

Iron Status (1 Biomarker)

Vitamins (2 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

High dose biotin supplements can affect this test. If you are taking more than the recommended daily amount then you should not take your supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking high dose biotin for medical reasons (e.g. multiple sclerosis) then you should discuss this with your doctor. You should take this test before you take any vitamin or mineral supplements. We recommend omitting any over the counter vitamin B12 supplements for one week prior to this test as they can affect the result. This test will help in assessing whether your supplements are meeting your body's vitamin B12 needs. If you are taking B12 supplements prescribed by your doctor you should ask them whether you should stop supplementing.
Looking after a small baby can be tiring for any new mother. Lack of sleep, breast feeding and even the after-effects of the birth can all contribute to feelings of exhaustion. During pregnancy you will have been fuelling both you and your baby and now that you’ve given birth, you may need to restore your vitamin and mineral levels, especially if you are breast feeding.

This post-pregnancy nutrition profile includes tests for iron storage (many new mothers are low in iron, especially if they lost a lot of blood during the delivery), vitamin D and vitamin B12, all of which can negatively affect energy levels if low.

This test is ideal for women who want to identify any nutritional deficiencies that may be affecting their post-pregnancy well-being.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You have recently given birth and are feeling more tired than you expected
  • You are breast feeding and want to make sure that your levels of important vitamins and minerals are optimal
  • You want to rule out any nutritional causes of your fatigue
  • You want to restore your vitamin and iron levels after giving birth

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on
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Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.