kjhs Volume. 3, Issue 2 (2023)


Obeagu, E.I., Obeagu, G.U. & Aja, P.M.


Pregnancy outcomes Obstetrics Antioxidants Maternal health Fetal health Oxidative stress.

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Understanding Transfusion Therapy in Obstetrics: Ensuring Maternal and Fetal Health

Abstract: Transfusion therapy plays a pivotal role in obstetrics, serving as a critical intervention to address various maternal and fetal health challenges. The review encompasses the indications, types, and implications of transfusion therapy, aiming to provide a thorough understanding of its role in ensuring optimal outcomes for both mother and fetus. Obstetric hemorrhage remains a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality globally. Transfusion therapy, involving the administration of blood and blood products, emerges as a cornerstone in the management of obstetric hemorrhage, offering a lifeline in critical situations. This abstract delves into the specific scenarios, such as postpartum hemorrhage and placental abruption, where timely transfusions are essential to prevent severe complications. Anemia, a prevalent concern in pregnancy, necessitates a nuanced approach to transfusion therapy. Understanding the thresholds for transfusion in the context of pregnancy-related anemia is crucial for balancing the benefits against potential risks. This review discusses the challenges in managing anemia, exploring the role of transfusion in alleviating symptoms and optimizing maternal and fetal health. In conclusion, this paper synthesizes the current knowledge on transfusion therapy in obstetrics, emphasizing its pivotal role in managing obstetric hemorrhage, anemia, and blood disorders. By elucidating the intricacies of transfusion therapy and its implications for maternal and fetal health, this review aims to guide healthcare professionals in making informed decisions, ultimately contributing to enhanced obstetric care and improved outcomes for pregnant individuals and their infants.