Speaker: Mabel Kissiwah Asafo
Facilitator: Heather Brigance
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Description: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic disorder affecting 2% of the population with 20 to 25% being carriers. Women with SCD are high-risk during pregnancy. This study aimed at exploring the knowledge and practices of midwives in managing SCD in pregnancy and made recommendations that informed policy development and competency building. Seventeen (17) midwives with working experiences ranging from 6 to 37 years were interviewed and content analysis was done to generate themes. In all, ten (10) themes were generated. Findings: The study findings revealed that midwives had knowledge gaps in the management of women with SCD, they were limited in playing their coordinator roles in SCD management.