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Could you take heparin/lovenox when pregnant?

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Dr. John Botti
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Yes, you can

Unfractionated Heparin and low molecular weight Heparin are safe and useful drugs during pregnancy for women with increased risk for having blood clots.
A history of having a blood clot or a strong family history of a blood clot associated with a familial thrombophila disorder are indicators for the prophylactic use of heparins. These agents can be used throughout pregnancy, but if low molecular weight heparins are used, a switch to unfractionated Heparin is required if epidural anesthesia is considered for labor and delivery, because of risk of epidural hematoma if low molecular weight Heparin was used within 24 hours before delivery. Since onset of labor is unpredictable, most obstetricians will make the switch at 36 weeks gestation. A discussion with your obstetrician before pregnancy or early in pregnancy about management with Heparin should help alleviate concerns you have about its use.

In brief: Yes, you can

Unfractionated Heparin and low molecular weight Heparin are safe and useful drugs during pregnancy for women with increased risk for having blood clots.
A history of having a blood clot or a strong family history of a blood clot associated with a familial thrombophila disorder are indicators for the prophylactic use of heparins. These agents can be used throughout pregnancy, but if low molecular weight heparins are used, a switch to unfractionated Heparin is required if epidural anesthesia is considered for labor and delivery, because of risk of epidural hematoma if low molecular weight Heparin was used within 24 hours before delivery. Since onset of labor is unpredictable, most obstetricians will make the switch at 36 weeks gestation. A discussion with your obstetrician before pregnancy or early in pregnancy about management with Heparin should help alleviate concerns you have about its use.
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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

With a history of dvt(leg or other clots) , pe (lung clots), inherited clotting conditions or certain other conditions, your md may ask you to use Heparin or lovenox (enoxaparin).
They are both use to thin the blood in order to prevent blood clots. The dose is based on your weight and condition. You will need to have blood test to monitor your platelets. Discuss possible danger signs with your.

In brief: Yes

With a history of dvt(leg or other clots) , pe (lung clots), inherited clotting conditions or certain other conditions, your md may ask you to use Heparin or lovenox (enoxaparin).
They are both use to thin the blood in order to prevent blood clots. The dose is based on your weight and condition. You will need to have blood test to monitor your platelets. Discuss possible danger signs with your.
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Anticoagulation

Heparin or lovenox(low molecular weight heparin) is safe in pregnancy.
Warfarin (or coumadin) is not safe at all and should be avoided during pregnancy.

In brief: Anticoagulation

Heparin or lovenox(low molecular weight heparin) is safe in pregnancy.
Warfarin (or coumadin) is not safe at all and should be avoided during pregnancy.
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