Management of women with inherited bleeding disorders in pregnancy
Article first published online: 24 JAN 2011
2007 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 27–33, January 2007
How to Cite
Chi, C. and Kadir, R. A. (2007), Management of women with inherited bleeding disorders in pregnancy. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, 9: 27–33. doi: 10.1576/toag.9.1.027.27293
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 24 JAN 2011
- carriers of haemophilia;
- factor XI deficiency;
- preconceptual counselling;
- prenatal diagnosis;
- von Willebrand disease
- •Pregnancy in women with inherited bleeding disorders requires specialised and individualised care using a multidisciplinary approach with obstetricians, midwives, haematologists and anaesthetists.
- •Childbirth presents an intrinsic haemostatic challenge in these women and obstetricians may be the first to encounter haemorrhagic complications.
- •An understanding and awareness of these disorders and close collaboration between obstetricians and haematologists are essential in ensuring a successful outcome.
- •To understand the basic principles in the obstetric management of women with inherited bleeding disorders.
- •To know the options available for prenatal diagnosis.
- •To be aware of the increased risk of haemorrhagic complications in these women and their offspring.
- •Advances in prenatal diagnosis and treatment of inherited bleeding disorders create complex dilemmas for families affected by these disorders.
Please cite this article as: Chi C, Kadir RA. Management of women with inherited bleeding disorders in pregnancy. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2007;9:27–33.