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Comprehensive assessment of delivery-associated adverse outcomes in newborns with inherited bleeding disorders and their mothers

Project ID: 2021-903/ TRIM 2023 0970 339 000
Principle Investigator: Mihir Bhatt
Description: Newborn babies with hemophilia and other bleeding conditions have 50 to 60 times higher risk of bleeding into their brain in the first month of life compared to babies without these diseases. While some may not survive, others have problems with development and behaviour in later life. One way to prevent bleeding into the brain is to plan for a caesarian delivery when the mother is known to be a carrier or has a bleeding condition herself. Through caesarian delivery, babies can avoid the trauma associated with passing through a narrow vaginal canal. To date, research has shown mixed results.
PIA Approved: July 6, 2022