Marc R Parrish, John C Morrison
Pregnant women with sickle cell disease appear to be more likely to experience antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum complications when compared with unaffected women. Access to high-risk obstetric care, patient education, and close follow-up is important to minimize maternal morbidity and mortality. A high index of suspicion and good diagnostic acumen is necessary to obtain optimal results in the pregnant patient affected by sickle cell crisis.
August 2013: Seminars in Perinatology