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Symptomatic haemophilia A: management during pregnancy and the postpartum period
  1. Diana Rodrigues-Martins1,2,
  2. Graça Buchner1 and
  3. Jorge Sousa Braga1
  1. 1Department of Women and Reproductive Medicine, Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto EPE Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte Dr Albino Aroso, Porto, Portugal
  2. 2Endocrine, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Research, Unit for Multidisciplinary Research in Biomedicine (UMIB), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Diana Rodrigues-Martins; dianemartin_{at}


As an X linked disorder, the presence of severe symptomatic haemophilia A is an extremely rare disorder in women. Therefore there are no high-level evidence-based guidelines when it comes to pregnancy. Although there have been advances in the fields of prenatal counselling and maternal-fetal care, the management of these gestations continues to embody a challenge for any medical team. We report the successful management of a pregnant woman with symptomatic haemophilia A, from pregnancy to the postpartum period. Our aim is to enhance knowledge on this topic, and further improve outcomes for these mothers and their offspring.

  • pregnancy
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)

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  • Contributors DRM researched literature, collected the data, wrote the article and edited the figures. GB reviewed and edited the manuscript. JSB suggested the case report, and reviewed and edited the manuscript. All authors were involved in the management of the case and gave final approval of the manuscript to be submitted.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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