Family Planning and Reproductive Health
If you are planning to have a baby, please let your haematology team know. The are several steps you need to take before conceiving like stopping some iron chelators etc, that requires specialist advice and referrals.
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Obstetric care It is important that you receive the best care during your pregnancy as early as possible. You and your baby will be followed-up and regularly monitored in the joint obstetric/haematology clinic. Women with a history of cardiac complications and iron overload are at particular risk. If you plan to become pregnant we recommend that you are seen for assessment by a consultant cardiologist before conception. You may need to see other specialists before conceiving to prepare you for pregnancy.