How will Coumadin (warfarin) affect my 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.

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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 more...
Risks. The risks as you describe them, are many, but they are not insurmountable. First, having a baby at 40 is more of a health hazard than having a baby at 20. This might be the biggest hurdle. Second, any chronic disease must be well controlled. Lupus should be quiet before attempting pregnancy. Third, any medications should be reviewed - you are likely aware that warfarin causes birth defects. Read more...