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Does IV heparin affect unborn fetus?
10 doctors weighed in

David Miller
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
Heparin does not cross the placenta and is safe to use during pregnancy.

In brief: No
Heparin does not cross the placenta and is safe to use during pregnancy.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not generally
Heparin does not cross the placenta, so there would be little if any risk to the developing fetus from treatment with heparin.
Heparin could carry indirect risk to the fetus by increasing the risk of maternal bleeding. Heparin can also cause a decreased maternal platelet count, which could certainly complicate a pregnancy.

In brief: Not generally
Heparin does not cross the placenta, so there would be little if any risk to the developing fetus from treatment with heparin.
Heparin could carry indirect risk to the fetus by increasing the risk of maternal bleeding. Heparin can also cause a decreased maternal platelet count, which could certainly complicate a pregnancy.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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