The BSH Guidelines Official Podcast

Guideline on Management of sickle cell disease in pregnancy

August 20, 2021

Dr Eugene Oteng-Ntim presents a short podcast on the Guideline on Management of sickle cell disease in pregnancy.

The purpose of this guideline is to describe the management of sickle cell disease (SCD) in pregnancy in the UK.

It will cover the following: preconception screening and antenatal

Intrapartum and postnatal management of women with the condition.

It will not cover the management of women with sickle cell trait. Updates from the previous guideline1 include new information on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), more comprehensive information on pre-conceptual screening and medication review, updated information on thromboprophylaxis, aspirin and vitamin D, changes to advice on antenatal care including frequency of ultrasonography (USS) scanning. It also includes reference to the most recent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and RCOG guidelines. 

Also, this guideline was presented at the Guidelines Session at the ASM 2021 and the presentation can be found in our list of podcasts.

Dr Oteng-Ntim is a Consultant Obstetrician and Head of Obstetrics at Guy's and St Thomas NHS Trust Foundation. He is a Honorary Reader in Women's Health (KCL) and Honorary Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Population Health (LSHTM).

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