Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area

Women and Bleeding Disorders

Women can and do have bleeding disorders. Women of all ages who have been diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and other bleeding disorders. Many are carriers of these conditions. Prolonged menstrual bleeding and prolonged bleeding after childbirth or miscarriage can be a problem.

A woman with a bleeding disorder who becomes pregnant should see an obstetrician as soon as possible. This will ensure that the doctor can work with the local hemophilia treatment center to provide prenatal and postnatal care for the woman and her unborn baby.

Miscarriages and abortions can have serious complications for women with bleeding disorders. Women with bleeding disorders in these situations should promptly seek medical care.

The National Hemophilia Foundation has a comprehensive website specifically for women.

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