Provider Handouts

The Foundation for Women & Girls+ with Blood Disorders seeks to ensure that all women and girls with blood disorders are correctly diagnosed and optimally managed at every life stage.

The Foundation works to achieve this goal through:
Raising awareness and educating the key healthcare practitioners for each particular life stage, including but not limited to, family practice providers, pediatricians, internal medicine physicians, obstetricians, gynecologists, hematologists/oncologists, geriatricians, nurses, and social workers

Translating and disseminating provider information and research

Below are resources available for the healthcare team to utilize with patients.

Sickle Cell Disease and Pregnancy
Women with sickle cell disease are at greater risk for developing health problems during pregnancy than women without SCD. In collaboration with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Society of Hematology, and the Sickle Cell Reproductive Health Education Directive, FWGBD developed the following fact sheets on preconception, prenatal, and postpartum care for women with sickle cell disease (SCD).