Women push for mild hemophilia diagnosis.
When both of you have a bleeding disorder, the decision to have a baby is more complex. Here are some options.
Identification and diagnosis of their hemophilia mutation can help women make better health decisions for themselves and their families.
Only when all women are aware of the symptoms of bleeding disorders can we achieve success—that’s the idea behind Victory for Women, NHF’s new women’s health and blood disorders initiative.
A new surveillance project could lead to improved treatment and diagnosis of women and girls with bleeding disorders.
Pregnant women expecting a baby with hemophilia now have a stronger case for choosing a scheduled cesarean delivery rather than a vaginal birth.
For women hemophilia carriers, the choice to add a child to the family goes far beyond the question: “Should we or shouldn’t we?”
When prenatal testing revealed that her first child would be a son with hemophilia, Amy was worried.
Pregnancy and birth are often times of great joy, but they can also be times of anticipation and anxiety, especially among women with bleeding disorders.
For women with bleeding disorders (including carriers), pregnancy can be a time of heightened worry and confusion.
A simple factor level test could reveal if a woman is a carrier. If her factor levels are low, she carries the gene for hemophilia.
Healthcare professionals are urged to pay closer attention to symptomatic carriers.
Genotyping could become the catalyst for the National Hemophilia Foundation to fulfill its mission to find better treatments and cures for people with bleeding disorders.