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Is it possible for a woman with thalassemia give birth safely?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on 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 delivery.

In brief: Depends on 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 delivery.
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