it’s a boy,
but up to a 5x increased risk for blood clots during pregnancy compared to non-pregnant women.2
Complete this risk form and share it with your personal physician.
“Women need to be aware of their risks. Most people have heard of blood clots, but few realize how life changing they can be.”
Pregnant women are up to five times more likely to develop blood clots than non-pregnant women.2
Approximately one woman in every thousand is at risk for developing a potentially life-threatening blood clot during pregnancy.1 Talk to a member of your healthcare team about your personal risk and appropriate preventive measures during and following delivery.
Your risk for blood clots during pregnancy further increases if you:1
- Have a planned surgery such as Cesarean delivery 6
- Have a genetic predisposition to blood clots 6
- Have a personal or family history of blood clots or blood disorders 6
- Are over 35 years of age
- Are overweight
- Are on extended bed rest or have severely restricted mobility 6
- Have elevated blood pressure
- Have preeclampsia
- Are a smoker
- Have varicose veins 6
- Are African American
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