Toxemia in Pregnancy, Habitual Miscarriage and Thick Blood

The last post was on anemia in pregnancy and hopefully it showed the importance of helping raise low hematocrit and hemoglobin levels in our pregnant patients.  We also showed how and why descending hematocrit and hemoglobin levels in later pregnancy are a key indicator of the healthy blood volume expansion and physiological hemo-dilution (not pathological!). This next post and presentation is, in some ways, about a condition that is the opposite of anemia  and that is more common than we might think and much more dangerous. With our pregnant patients, we must also be on the look out for hematocrits and hemoglobin levels that are too high or that don’t go down in later pregnancy. Descending hematocrit and hemoglobin levels in later pregnancy are a key indicator of the healthy blood volume expansion and physiological hemo-dilution (not pathological!). […]

By | 2011-01-11T12:38:37+00:00 January 11th, 2011|Gynecology, Obstetrics, Qiu Xiaomei|0 Comments