Anaemia in pregnancy

Jacqueline Frayne, Debbie Pinchon

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Abstract

Background

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

Objective

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.

Discussion

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
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian journal of general practice
Volume48
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

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