I want to start a family. What does this mean for pregnancy and childbirth?

Pregnancy increases risk for developing blood clots. Work closely with your healthcare provider to manage it successfully. Usually, enoxaparin injections are prescribed while pregnant and continued during the post-partum period. In some cases, a patient may be switched to warfarin during the 6-week post-partum time.  Warfarin is safe if breastfeeding. If you have had a hormone related or idiopathic (unprovoked) blood clot you will likely take low molecular weight heparin during your entire pregnancy and 6 weeks post-partum.  You will need to discuss with your provider whether you want to start it prior to becoming pregnant or when you discover you are pregnant. Read more about pregnancy and blood clots.