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A low platelet count can prevent you from getting an epidural in labor, medically known as gestational thrombocytopenia, it usually happens in the 3rd trimester, is a health disorder in which your blood has a lower than normal number of platelets. Platelets are the smallest of the blood cells that aid in blood clotting by forming plugs in blood vessel holes.
Between 600-800 people are diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia each year in the U.S. Aplastic Anemia happens when your bonemarrow stops making blood forming stem cells. Most experts believe this happens when your immune system attacks and kills your stem cells. This causes you to have low blood counts. This results in symptoms such as fatigue, risk for infections, bleeding, and bruising.