Today, the National Blood Clot Alliance, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kicked off the next phase of their widely acclaimed Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ campaign, with an important focus on blood clot risk reduction among pregnant women and women who have recently had a baby.
During pregnancy, women face up to a five-time increased risk for dangerous blood clots compared to non-pregnant women. While anyone can develop blood clots, pregnancy and childbirth are major risk factors for life-threatening blood clots, which can occur anytime in pregnancy, during childbirth, or up to three months after the baby is born.
The newest resources made available through the Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ campaign provide information that will help women work with their healthcare providers to assess their risk and take steps to prevent blood clots. These resources include a video, infographic, and web-based educational tools such as a risk factors checklist.
You can read about the introduction of this next phase of this program here: Press release.
You can see all of the Stop the Clot, Spread the Word™ collateral focused on pregnancy and childbirth at www.stoptheclot.org/spreadtheword/pregnancy.