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Coumadin During Pregnancy
Never use coumadin (warfarin) i: Coumadin (warfarin) is a blood thinner which has been given the x category during pregnancy. Category x medications can never be taken during pregnancy under any circumstances. It has been known to cause fetal abnormalities even to the extent of intrauterine death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
How risky is attempting pregnancy at the age of 40, mild lupus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome currently taking coumadin (warfarin)?
Risks are low!: I do not see major risks in becoming pregnant, that is if you get pregnant. You will be switched to heparin, probably once daily lovenox (enoxaparin). But your lupus can be managed successfully during pregnancy, and the hughes syndrome should be a non-issue if on an anticoagulant. Hope you achieve your goal! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any use of warfarin during pregnancy other than having a mechanical heart valve for a pregnant patient?
Warfarin: Warfarin is a drug you shouldn't be using during pregnancy. Heparin is safer because it doesn't cross the placenta and affect the fetus. But why do you need these anticoagulants? That cause may increase the risks of pregnancy and put you into a high risk group. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thrombosis specialist is having me switch from warfarin to lmwh as soon as i get a positive pregnancy test. At 4 weeks, is this ok?
Yes!: Warfarin is not good to take during pregnancy as it can cause birthdefects, lmwh does not have this problem and can be safely used during pregnancy. I would strongly suggest that you seek an opinion from an OB or highrisk pregnancy doctor to be sure you are doing all that they would recommend to have a healthy pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a pulmonary embolism after my pregnancy, and im on warfarin right now. Is it ok and safe to go on rollercoasters?
Basically - Yes: Patients with a recent DVT (or pe) who are on anticoagulant treatment are at low risk of further clots. If taking coumadin, (warfarin) INR must be at goal (2-3). Coumadin (warfarin) increases risk of bleeding so contact sports are often discouraged. Roller coasters are probably not in the same category as full contact football but you certainly can get knocked around a bit. The risk would be bruising though - not pe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foods: Anything you are allergic to of course, but most foods are relatively safe. The main thing is to stay aware from raw or improperly cooked food, improperly washed items and restrict your intake of high mercury containing fish (list of these available online). Look online for a healthy pregnancy diet to make good choices. ...Read more
See below: Certain fish like tuna may have mercury and should be avoided. It may be more important to concentrate on what you should eat and for that please consult this site for advice. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more