Canterbury DHB


Management of Mother (Carrier Women)


Discuss each case with regional haematologist:

North Island

Laura Young
Auckland Hospital

South Island

Mark Smith
Haematology Service, Christchurch Hospital
Ph (03) 364 0381
Fax (03) 364 0750

On diagnosis of pregnancy

For all pregnancies, actively enquire about a family history of bleeding disorder. Specifically ask about haemophilia A (factor VIII deficiency) and haemophilia B (factor IX deficiency, Christmas disease).

Plan management with obstetrician and haematologist.

For carrier mothers

Management depends on parents’ attitude to haemophilia and termination of pregnancy, guided by genetic counselling, and whether the mother is informative on DNA testing:

During pregnancy

At onset of labour


About this Canterbury DHB document (5273):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

November 2019

Next Review:

November 2022


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Topic Code: 5273