A 32-year-old female asked:
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pregnant. is forceps or vacuum delivery ok with itp? itp is dormant, not a problem in pregnancy. moms platelets normal, can fetus platelets be low?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hi risk pregnancy: Should be followed up closely during pregnancy, type of operative delivery to be decided by the attending obstetrician. Baby should be followed by a neonatologist better be consulted before delivery, goodluck
Answered on Feb 6, 2016

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Probably not: Danger occurs with high repeated doses, so fetus should be ok.
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