Pregnancy Blood Clots on the Rise with IVF

According to a recent study published in BMJ, women who conceive with the help of IVF are more likely to suffer blood blots than women who conceive naturally. ... read more »

Clotting Disorders or Thrombophilias

Clotting disorders is a blanket term used to describe a series of disorders that cause excessive clotting. Excessive clotting leads to the formation of blood clots in the blood stream. Another name for clotting disorders is thrombus. ... read more »

What is Thrombophilia?

Thrombophilia is a clotting condition that causes formation of excessive blood clots. Blood clots can form anywhere in the blood stream, but commonly form on the deep veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or the lungs (pulmonary embolism). ... read more »

Latest Birth Control Pills Increase Clot Risk

The newest version of the pill increases the risk of dangerous deep veinous thrombosis (DVT) blood clots. ... read more »

Elevated Blood Clot Risk in IVF Pregnancy

Researchers from Karolinska University report a connection between in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and increased risk of blood clots and pulmonary embolism in the first trimester of pregnancy. ... read more »

Enoxaparin (Blood Thinner) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about enoxaparin (blood thinner) and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Heparin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about heparin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. ... read more »

Deep Tissue Massage During Pregnancy

Massage therapy is a form of alternative medicine, which means significant medical studies have not necessarily been performed on treatment effectiveness or safety in the pregnant population. ... read more »

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time During Pregnancy

This blood test gives doctors an indication of blood clotting time. Blood is moved to the lab in vials that contain an anticoagulant (stops blood clotting). Once in the lab, a coagulant is added to the vial and the lab tech notes how long it takes for a clot to form. ... read more »

LMW Blood Thinner During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about dalteparin (LMW blood thinner) and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

After Delivery: Risk of Clots, Stroke, Heart Attack

All women are at higher risk of stroke than men and that risk is especially high during and months after pregnancy. ... read more »

Non-Delivery Hospitalization Ups Risk of Clotting

It is a well-accepted fact in the medical community that the longer a patient stays in the hospital, the more likely a blood clot will develop. A blood clot, also called venous thromboembolism (VTE), can be life-threatening. ... read more »

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition diagnosed when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, generally the legs. The risk of deep vein thrombosis increases during pregnancy. ... read more »

Tissue Plasminogen Activator (Plasma) During Pregnancy

Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) is part of the blood clotting system. The body naturally produces the activator to help control blood clotting to ensure blood remains viscous and moving. ... read more »

Tissue Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor During Pregnancy

Tissue plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI) plays an important role in blood clotting. During pregnancy, levels of PAI rise, but levels return to normal quickly after birth. ... read more »

Is Passing Clots a Safe Part of Your Period?

As a teenager I remember the first time I looked down at my feminine napkin and saw a blood clot. I immediately thought I was dying and after bawling my eyes out right there in the bathroom I searched for my mother to find out what was happening to me. ... read more »