Our obstetric haematology service is for patients who are either pregnant or planning to get pregnant and have a blood condition. This might range from general haematology problems such as iron deficiency or low platelets, blood transfusion problems or more complex conditions such as sickle cell disease.
Our specialist haematology obstetric consultant, Dr Susan Robinson, provides this service together with the obstetric service, which includes specialised obstetricians and midwives.
The obstetric haematology subgroup of the British Society of Haematology is led by Professor Beverley Hunt. We have internationally renowned expertise in the management of thrombosis, thrombophillia and myeloproliferative disease in pregnancy, together with an excellent sickle cell pregnancy service.
If you have a blood condition and are pregnant, or planning to get pregnant, you might be seen in any of the following clinics:
- sickle cell clinic
- myeloproliferative disease clinic
- general obstetric haematology clinic.
There are increased risks of thrombosis and an association of thrombophilia with pregnancy loss. Ideally, all women should be seen beforethey become pregnant, to produce a plan of management in their pregnancy.
Women with Antiphospholipid syndrome are seen by Professor Hunt, Dr Susan Robinson and Professor Nelson Piercy. Women who have had thrombosis in the past, or have been diagnosed with a genetic thrombophilia (for example antithrombin deficiency) are seen by Dr Susan Robinson in pregnancy.
If you have a blood condition and are pregnant, or planning to get pregnant, you might be seen in any of our clinics.