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Make a personal pledge to speak to your healthcare team about blood clot prevention during pregnancy.

The good news – you can take steps to help prevent blood clots.4

For most women, it’s a risk that is well understood and efficiently managed by your medical team. Understanding the risk and taking the appropriate preventive actions can help prevent blood clots during pregnancy from becoming a serious threat to your health or your life.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) acknowledges that the prevalence and severity of this condition warrants special consideration of management and therapy. Some of their recommendations, when appropriate, include*:

  • Medication: preventive treatment with anticoagulant medication—also known as blood thinners—may be provided for women who have had an acute blood clot during pregnancy, a history of blood clots or are at significant risk, such as those with inherited blood disorders. 5
  • Pneumatic compression devices: these devices are recommended to lower the risk of blood clots for women having a C-section who are not already receiving thromboprophylaxis. These are devices worn on the legs that inflate and deflate to encourage blood flow. Hospitals already use these devices for other major operations. Your doctor will recommend how long you should wear them—usually during your surgery and for a few days afterwards, until you are active again. 5

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