Anaemia in pregnancy

Jacqueline Frayne, Debbie Pinchon

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Anaemia in pregnancy is a common medical condition managed by general practitioners (GPs) in Australia.


The aim of this article is to raise awareness of anaemia that occurs in pregnancy, understand its increasing complexities with an expanding migrant population, identify at-risk groups and promote appropriate management.


With anaemia reportedly occurring in 25% of women in pregnancy and GPs managing the majority of preconception and early pregnancy care, it is important to have a sound understanding of the aetiology, risks and management options. While iron deficiency anaemia is most commonly seen, a more complex understanding in regard to other causes and haemoglobinopathy screening is required.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4664
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of General Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


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