I have thalassemia minor! How will that affect my pregnancy?

Thal minor and PG. Thalassemia minor is usually not a problem during pregnancy; however, all women get more anemic with pregnancy and this can be even more pronounced in those with thal minor. Under rare circumstances, a woman may need to receive erythropoietin injections to maintain an adequate red cell count in the later stages of pregnancy.
Hereditary anemias. Thalassemias are hereditary. That means you may pass on the gene(s) to your baby. There are different kinds of thalassemia with different patterns of inheritance. Your obstetrician can help you find a genetics counselor to answer your questions. While you are pregnant, you may become more anemic than you usually are. Make sure that your OB and your hematology doctor are included in your care.