There is a substantial clinical interaction between haematology and obstetrics which requires an understanding of the pathophysiology of a number of haematological problems that may complicate pregnancy. This chapter covers the physiological and pathological changes in haematological indices encountered in pregnancy, the diagnosis and management of haemolytic disease of the newborn, the thalassaemias and sickling syndromes, as well as the management of the commoner causes of thrombocytopenia and the commoner heritable bleeding disorders. Because venous thromboembolism remains a leading cause of maternal mortality in developed countries, a section is devoted to the prevention, diagnosis and management of thrombosis in pregnancy.
|Title of host publication||Dewhurst's textbook of obstetrics & gynaecology|
|Editors||D. Keith Edmonds|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|