Quiz time

    Which of the following statements about pregnant hemophilia carriers is correct?

    a. Factor VI levels tend to decrease during pregnancy.
    b. Pregnant women should receive regular infusions of a factor product.
    c. Factor VIII levels tend to increase during pregnancy.
    d. Forceps delivery should be used for women delivering a boy.

    Correct answer: c. Factor VII levels commonly increase to normal levels during pregnancy, but they may decrease after delivery, resulting in postpartum hemorrhage.

    To learn more, read the continuing nursing education article “What every nurse should know about hemophilia.

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