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Risks of being a sickle cell carrier ?

By December 14, 2011 - 8:04pm
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I am sickle cell anaemia carrier, planning to get pregnant, what factors should I consider? How to plan for a healthy pregnancy, and a healthy baby ?

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Hi Rajshe,

 Welcome to EmpowHER.  Women with sickle cell disease are at increased risk for complications that can affect their health and that of their babies. During pregnancy, sickle cell disease may become more severe, and pain episodes may occur more frequently. A pregnant woman with sickle cell disease is at increased risk for miscarriage, for preterm labor, and for having a low-birthweight baby . However, with early prenatal care and careful monitoring throughout pregnancy, women with sickle cell disease can have a healthy pregnancy.

It's important before getting pregnant. To talk to your doctor. About any therapy you might be in and what are the risks.

Here's a link that might be helpful




December 15, 2011 - 5:08am
(reply to Anonymous)

Dear Daisy,
Thanks a lot, for the information.
Its a great help.

December 15, 2011 - 11:42am
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