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What are the effects of antiphospholipid syndrome on pregnancy?

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Dr. John Thoppil
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Increased risk

Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome can cause growth restriction, early onset high blood pressure of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia) and blood clots.
Your doctor will likely prescribe blood thinners during your pregnancy and follow the babies growth with serial ultrasounds.

In brief: Increased risk

Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome can cause growth restriction, early onset high blood pressure of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia) and blood clots.
Your doctor will likely prescribe blood thinners during your pregnancy and follow the babies growth with serial ultrasounds.
Dr. John Thoppil
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Dr. John Goldman
Miscarriages are very big risk as well as blood clots
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Increased risk

Antiphospholipid antibodies increase the risk of miscarriage or stillbirth.
Many times anticoagulant meds are given during the pregnancy to reduce these risks.

In brief: Increased risk

Antiphospholipid antibodies increase the risk of miscarriage or stillbirth.
Many times anticoagulant meds are given during the pregnancy to reduce these risks.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Douglas Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Fetal loss

There is a high incidence of spontaneous loss of pregnancy ( miscarriage) with antiphospholipid syndrome.
Likely due to clotting within the placental blood vessels. Anticoagulation can be helpful in preventing this problem.

In brief: Fetal loss

There is a high incidence of spontaneous loss of pregnancy ( miscarriage) with antiphospholipid syndrome.
Likely due to clotting within the placental blood vessels. Anticoagulation can be helpful in preventing this problem.
Dr. Douglas Mund
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