Anemia in Pregnancy

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


Anemia during pregnancy is common. In specific populations, it is important to screen hemoglobinopathies and vitamin deficiencies. Treatment is important as it can decrease the risk of transfusion associated with blood loss at time of delivery [1].


Anemia Hemoglobinopathy Microcytic Iron deficiency Iron 


  1. 1.
    Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, Landon MB, Galan HL, Jauniaux ERM, Driscoll DA. Obstetrics: normal and problem pregnancies. Chapter 42. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2012.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG practice bulletin no. 95: anemia in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;112:201–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

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