Sickle Cell Anaemia in Pregnancy: A Review

  • Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Kampala International University, Uganda.
  • Getrude Uzoma Obeagu School of Nursing Science, Kampala International University, Uganda.
Keywords: Anaemia, Haemoglobin S, Pregnancy, Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle Cell Trait


Sickle cell anaemia is one of the groups of inherited disorders known as sickle cell disease and it affects the shape of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is caused by a homozygous mutation (haemoglobin S) and presents as chronic anaemia accompanied by painful episodes. When someone carries the sickle cell trait, seeing a genetic counselor before trying to conceive can help her understand the risk of having a child with sickle cell anaemia. Women suffering from sickle cell anaemia are able to get pregnant normally. However, it is important to consult with the doctor enough time beforehand in their pregnancy plans so as to reduce the possibility of complications.


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How to Cite
Ifeanyi Obeagu, E., & Uzoma Obeagu, G. (2023). Sickle Cell Anaemia in Pregnancy: A Review. International Research in Medical and Health Sciences, 6(2), 10-13.