Pregnancy complications in women with sickle cell disease

23 marzo 2015

When compared to healthy pregnant women, pregnant women with a severe form of sickle cell disease are six times more likely to die during or following pregnancy and have an increased risk for stillbirth, high blood pressure, and preterm delivery, a new study reports. New research is the first to estimate several health risks facing pregnant women with SCD and identify those who are at highest risk of complications.