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What sorts of problems can thalassemia cause during pregnancy?

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Dr. Sarojini Budden
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Anemia in pregnancy

Major problems are anemia during pregnancy which needs to be corrected .
You should be under the care of a Hematologist who consults with a hematologist Mothers can also become Folic acid deficient and should get supplementary Folic acid it also prevents neural tube defects consider having your child in the hospital where you can be treated if you need a transfusion or if you need a CS

In brief: Anemia in pregnancy

Major problems are anemia during pregnancy which needs to be corrected .
You should be under the care of a Hematologist who consults with a hematologist Mothers can also become Folic acid deficient and should get supplementary Folic acid it also prevents neural tube defects consider having your child in the hospital where you can be treated if you need a transfusion or if you need a CS
Dr. Sarojini Budden
Dr. Sarojini Budden
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Problems from anemia

Problems can occur from severe anemia.
A woman who is a thalassemia carrier and/or has only mild anemia should not have an unusual labor and delivery. If she has severe anemia, her heart may be already stressed out from having to pump extra volumes of blood during the pregnancy. Her ob-gyn doctor can better discuss the risks of pregnancy and delivery.

In brief: Problems from anemia

Problems can occur from severe anemia.
A woman who is a thalassemia carrier and/or has only mild anemia should not have an unusual labor and delivery. If she has severe anemia, her heart may be already stressed out from having to pump extra volumes of blood during the pregnancy. Her ob-gyn doctor can better discuss the risks of pregnancy and delivery.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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