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Are blood clots in pregnancy dangerous for the baby?

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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Blood clots in the legs , lungs , heart or brain of the mother can be very dangerous for both mother and baby.
Blood clots behind the placenta may decrease blood , oxygen and food supply to baby. Fortunately, there are medications like Heparin which can thin the blood and prevent clots in those at high risk for clots.

In brief: Depends

Blood clots in the legs , lungs , heart or brain of the mother can be very dangerous for both mother and baby.
Blood clots behind the placenta may decrease blood , oxygen and food supply to baby. Fortunately, there are medications like Heparin which can thin the blood and prevent clots in those at high risk for clots.
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Dr. Barbara Toppin
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Concern

Unlikely to harm baby but needs evaluation and possible treatment.
Speak to your ob/gyn and may need to see a vascular surgeon.

In brief: Concern

Unlikely to harm baby but needs evaluation and possible treatment.
Speak to your ob/gyn and may need to see a vascular surgeon.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: They can be

Blood clots in your leg or lungs can be a problem for both you and your baby.
If you develop clots in the lungs it can decrease the amount of oxygen you can get to your baby. If you have clots in one place, you can also get them in the blood vessels going to the uterus. This can also decrease the oxygen and nutrients to your baby. Be sure to take your medications if you have blood clots.

In brief: They can be

Blood clots in your leg or lungs can be a problem for both you and your baby.
If you develop clots in the lungs it can decrease the amount of oxygen you can get to your baby. If you have clots in one place, you can also get them in the blood vessels going to the uterus. This can also decrease the oxygen and nutrients to your baby. Be sure to take your medications if you have blood clots.
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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