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Warfarin During Pregnancy
Is there any use of warfarin during pregnancy other than having a mechanical heart valve for a pregnant patient?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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, inr must be at goal (2-3). Coumadin 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
First pregnancy was complicated with pe at 33 weeks, again 4wk after c/s what is your advised on a second pregnancy diagnosis prot s deficiency, on wafarin ?
Risky: Further pregnancy in the face of previous pulmonary embolism is risky as pregnancy itself makes the blood more likely to clot. Most physicians would advise against but if it happens, your doctor will probably switch you to lovenox. Warfarin use is considered contraindicated in pregnancy due to potential effects on the unborn child. ...Read more
Never use coumadin i: Coumadin 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
How risky is attempting pregnancy at the age of 40, mild lupus, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome currently taking coumadin?
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. 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
If you are on anticoagulants during pregnancy how do they prevent major bleeding during delivery? Wouldnt u bleed to death if your blood is thinned?
Be smart: In the absence of medical or OB complications, pregnant women should continue to exercise at a moderate level for 30 minutes a day most days of the week. Speak with your doctor if you are unsure if exercise is safe for you. Knowing when to stop (vaginal bleeding, chest pain, shortness of breath) and avoiding high risk exercises (scuba diving, high risk of falls, contact sports) is important too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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