Lovenox While Pregnant?
I miscarried may 2008. They had found complications prior to the miscarriage. (echogenic bowel). This pregnancy at 19 weeks I took a blood test to determine if micro blood clots could effect the baby. Two of the tests came back elevated so I was ordered to take 40 mg of Lovenox daily. Though the needles do worry...
Asked by Vance Luckritz 5 months ago.
I miscarried may 2008. They had found complications prior to the miscarriage. (echogenic bowel). This pregnancy at 19 weeks I took a blood test to determine if micro blood clots could effect the baby. Two of the tests came back elevated so I was ordered to take 40 mg of Lovenox daily. Though the needles do worry me, I don't trust myself to do it. I am more worried about bleeding too much. I am almost a free bleeder but they seem to disregard this just because the test came back elevated. It doesn't make much sense to me.. Any advice or similar situations? Answered by Sonia Knowiton 5 months ago.
I took Lovenox during my third trimester with my first child because I had a DVT in the 26 week with that pregnancy. Turns out I have a clotting disorder (Factor V Leiden). Then I took it all nine months with my second pregnancy to prevent a problem. My husband gave me the shots. For me that helped. They tried to teach me in the hospital how to do it, but I freaked out. Thankfully my husband was willing to step in and do it. I never had a problem with the shots other than a little pain and some minor bruising. And when I got my teeth cleaned there was a lot of bleeding from that. Otherwise all was fine. As with any thing in pregnancy, if you are uncomfortable with the advice you are given then you should think about getting a second opinion. And you might ask if a daily baby aspirin would work instead of the Lovenox. My doctor has had a couple of other patients with clotting disorders and a least a few of them only needed a daily aspirin. So you might want to look into that as an alternative. Answered by Gil Corradino 5 months ago.
My situation isn't exactly the same.. But I'm also on 40 mg of Lovenox a day. I had blood clots in my lungs when I was 16 because of birth control. So they decided to put me on the blood thinner because they didn't want to risk it. Maybe ask another doctor or something. The first doctor I saw is the one that put me on the 40 mg a day. Well yesterday I went back in and saw a different doctor. He changed me to only 1 shot a day instead of 2. He told me that all of my blood work is normal.. Its just too much estrogen that makes my body go all crazy and get blood clots. Maybe get another opinion if you don't feel right about it!! Answered by Beaulah Parkison 5 months ago.
Most of those early pregnancy screenings are not accurate. Ask for a 2nd opinion or another test. If the doctor insists on you having injections, tell them you will only come into the office. they shouldnt have an untrained person giving themselves shots! Answered by Kerry Alsheimer 5 months ago.
Anyone "due" soon taking heparin or lovenox?
oh also found out today....there is a preservative free heparin!!...its a shame i had to find that out on yahoo answers!! the doctors should know that already!!
Asked by Sheilah Dubbs 5 months ago.
i am being induced on mar 6...i have been on lovenox since 2 weeks pregnant,i switched to heparin at 36 weeks...hate it!!...my belly is so tight i feel like im running out of room to give a shot that isnt so excruciating....has or is anyone on these,your experience with them....your delivary experience?...oh and on top of them being so painful i am allergic to a preservative in the heparin and have a horrible itchy rash that i am trying so hard to tolerate so i can still have the option of getting an epidural if needed.........any stories or advice please! Answered by Maryrose Litton 5 months ago.
heparin is considered a "safer /reversible thinner" thats why they switch you and plan induction,so its somewhat controlled...if you start to hemmorage there is a counteracting drug they will give....its suppose to be safe for epidurals...unless at time of induction or if you go before scheduled,and your blood is too thin you cant have one....... Answered by Onita Pai 5 months ago.
Have't had it but you can request preservative free heparin. Answered by Sang Wendorff 5 months ago.
Re: taking heparin and having epidural - According to Medline and NaturalChildbirth.org, if you have an epidural or other spinal anesthesia while taking a ''blood thinner'', you are at risk for collection of blood in the spinal column that could cause you to become paralyzed. Medline doesn't mention heparin in its list and one lady says that she had an epidural with no complications while taking heparin and another says that her doctor told her that the amount of risk depended upon how close to delivery that the heparin shot was last given - discuss this with your doctor to see if it's included. Answered by Albertha Freytag 5 months ago.
What happens when you stop taking Lovenox?
Once the doctors say you acn stop taking it, what kind of side effects will you have?
Asked by Sofia Magliacane 5 months ago.
Lovenox or Low Molecular Weight Heparin (Fractionated Heparin) is used for both Deep Vein Thrombosis treatment and prophylaxis. It works on Factor X and does not require any monitoring for efficacy. Discontinuation of Lovenox has no rebound coaguable state assuming the patient is free from coagulopathies (coagulation disorders) and is very safe. Most patients first attain a therapeutic level of Warfarin before discontinuing lovenox especially in the case of idiopathic (of unknown cause) or recurrent DVT. I hope I helped. Answered by Loida Buchko 5 months ago.
If Lovenox was prescribed to you, chances are you need it. This medication is prescribed for people who are at high risk of blood clots. **Talk to your doctor before you stop taking it** Also, why would you want to stop taking it? The side effects are rare. Answered by Victoria Knee 5 months ago.
Has anyone taken or currently taking Lovenox Injections as a replacement for coumadin when they've been trying to conceive since coumadin causes some birth defects? If so what's been your experience with it & how have you dealt with the daily injections. I've been doing it almost a year now & have...
Asked by Hellen Didier 5 months ago.
Has anyone taken or currently taking Lovenox Injections as a replacement for coumadin when they've been trying to conceive since coumadin causes some birth defects? If so what's been your experience with it & how have you dealt with the daily injections. I've been doing it almost a year now & have been giving myself shots two times a day. Sometimes I get discouraged, but I know in the long run, if & when I ever get pregnant, it will be well worth it. Answered by Randi Bedore 5 months ago.
Hey there, Do you have a clotting disorder? I have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. I belong to a support group where many women have used Lovenox injections with very good results. I have to give myself injections of B-12, and I remember when I first started, I'd have sweaty palms, and the needle would hover over my skin for a couple of minutes before I could do it. You will get use to it though if you haven't already. Do you have a high risk OB? If not, you will definately need one. If you do have a clotting disorder, have you considered adding a baby aspirin to your regimen? Warfarin protects against venous clots, but not necessarily against arterial clots. Now, with Lovenox, I don't know if it's different. I hope that you are blessed with a little bundle of joy very soon. You will be in my prayers! God Bless, Chris P.S. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns. Answered by Denna Alampi 5 months ago.
While I don't use Lovenox for myself, I've certainly injected it into enough patients. It can be rough and discouraging as you've discovered. Is there anything you'd like to talk about? Answered by Destiny Ostlie 5 months ago.
that's undemanding. yet by doing the injection you are able to specifically circumstances shrink the severity and the frequency of them. once you pinch the floor carry the pinch for length of the injection. some nurses disagree with this, yet even the Lovenox internet site tells you to hold the pinch of the floor till all the lovenox interior the physique. this might desire to help (yet not consistently) with countless the bruising. additionally verify your spouse remains surprisingly nonetheless for extra or less 15-20 minutes after the injection. this facilitates the medicine to artwork interior the process the physique. and that i chanced on it additionally help with the component that incorporates Lovenox. And once you p.c.. your spot of the shot-- % the section with the main flesh obtainable--- as you decide on fat and no hint of muscle. My husband gave me Lovenox injections throughout the time of my 0.33 trimester of my first being pregnant, and my finished being pregnant with my 2d infant. He grew to alter into very solid at them. And nevertheless bruising is extremely component of the technique, they decreased in sort. And if those issues nonetheless do not help. she would be able to purpose an ice p.c.. afterwards. I in no way needed the ice p.c.., yet I definitely have heard others use it with fulfillment. Answered by Michael Hodgkiss 5 months ago.
Taking Lovenox while pregnant and having a c-section?
They told me i needed to be on it the rest of the pregnancy and probably about 6 weeks after and I'm taking 110 mg twice a day
Asked by Chong Pasco 5 months ago.
The lovenox should not be a problem. Although you should up your calcium intake as Lovenox tends to zap your calcium levels. I didn't find out about that until my second time with Lovenox. And you should avoid the dentist until after you are off of it if possible. I was on it for a just a cleaning and my gums bled so much that I almost fainted right after they were done. But I felt fine a few minutes after when I got some food. I was on it after my a DVT was discovered in my thigh when I was 26 weeks pregnant with my first. Turns out I have a clotting disorder (Factor V Leiden) so I was put on it twice daily until the end of the pregnancy. Then I was switched to Heparin twice daily at 36 weeks. Doctor generally like to switch you to Heparin at then end of the pregnancy as it stays in the body for 12 hours as opposed to Lovenox that stays in the body for 24 hours. Thus they can control the amount of blood thinners in your body more easily near your delivery date. Then I had a failed induction at 38 weeks. I had a c-section and then coumadin for 6 months. With my second pregnancy I was on Lovenox once daily the entire pregnancy. Heparin the last two weeks and then a c-section at 39 weeks. Then Lovenox for 6 weeks after. Both babies were born healthy without additional complications. If you have any additional questions about your clot, the lovenox or anything- feel free to email me. Take care. Answered by Lorena Dowds 5 months ago.
Lovenox is a low-molecular weight heparin and is very important for you to take. Pregnant women take it all the time who are prone to clotting. How long did they want you on Lovenox? What dose are you on? Typically, they may have you hold it and not give it the day you have the c-section, that is what we do with our patients in the hospital. It's typically given on our unit once or twice a day. Edit: Thats a good dose, they are used to women on lovenox, they will know the best way to deal with you prior to your c=section. But it's smart of you to ask questions. Answered by Regine Boord 5 months ago.
Doctor question regarding pregnancy and using Lovenox.?
I was advised to use Lovenox to prevent blood clots, I had a PE four years ago. I am concerned about using this med and getting an epidural, it warns of possible paralysis as a side effect. No matter how rare, I am weary of taking this chance. Has any mother out there taken Lovenox and had and epidural? If this is...
Asked by Raeann Fausto 5 months ago.
I was advised to use Lovenox to prevent blood clots, I had a PE four years ago. I am concerned about using this med and getting an epidural, it warns of possible paralysis as a side effect. No matter how rare, I am weary of taking this chance. Has any mother out there taken Lovenox and had and epidural? If this is a doctor answering, can you tell me your thoughts? I am also afraid of missing the use of an epidural due to having to wait 24 hours for Lovenox to leave my system. Also, how does this effect baby if I breast feed? Answered by Alethea Nesspor 5 months ago.
I was on Lovenox with both of my pregnancies. The first time I had a DVT in my 26 week. As it turns out I have Factor V Leiden. So I was on Lovenox twice daily until week 36. Then they switched me to Heparin twice daily until the day before my induction at week 38. Heparin stays in the body for only 12 hours so it is better to use closer to delivery. I had an epidural and all was fine. I ended up needing a c-section. But both my baby and I were fine. I stayed on Lovenox for about two weeks and was on coumadin for another 6 months. Then I got pregnant again. Went on Lovenox from the very beginning once daily. Then at 37 weeks I went on Heparin twice daily until my scheduled c-section at 39 weeks. I had the spinal block and all was fine. I had another healthy little girl. And I was given the choice to go on coumadin for 6 weeks or stay on Lovenox for 6 weeks. I choose the Lovenox injections because that way I didn't have to go in for blood work every week or so. And I was breast feeding and it is fine to do so and be on Lovenox. So for me the Lovenox was great. I have two beautiful and healthy little girls because of it. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me. Take care. Answered by April Leanard 5 months ago.
Has anyone been on Lovenox while pregnant?
I have been on Lovenox this whole pregnacy...37 wks now. Past blood clots in lungs. Just wondering if anyone whose been on Lovenox during a pregnancy, how did the delivery go? How soon before birth did you have to stop?
Asked by Lavone Isacson 5 months ago.
I have been. I had a DVT in the 26 weeks with my first pregnancy. As it turns out I have Factor V Leiden. I was on Lovenox from week 27 to week 36. At week 36 I was switched to Heparin. I was taking the Heparin until the evening before the induction at 38 weeks. The induction failed (I never dilated at all after 12 hours) , so I had a c-section. The c-section went smoothly and I had a healthy baby girl. Then I was on it again from week 8 to week 37. Heparin until the day before. I had a scheduled c-section at week 39. Again it went smoothly and I had another healthy baby girl. -- if you have any questions feel free to contact me. Take care. Answered by Katharyn Leddy 5 months ago.
Lovenox is a low-molecular weight heparin and is quite substantial which you will take. Pregnant women human beings human beings take it each and each and each and each of the time who're companies to clotting. How long did they bypass with you on Lovenox? What dose are you on? in many circumstances, they could have you ever carry it and not furnish it the day you have the c-section, that's what we do with our victims indoors the scientific business enterprise. it somewhat is quite often given on our unit a pair of circumstances an afternoon. Edit: Thats a good dose, they're used to ladies human beings human beings on lovenox, they could know the appropriate thank you to deal with you previous on your c=section. regardless of the trouble-free incontrovertible fact that it somewhat is clever of you to ask questions. Answered by Phung Riker 5 months ago.
Taken Lovenox while pregnant anyone?
I had a daughter in March at 19 weeks and she died because I have 2 blood clotting disorders (4G/5G) and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome along with the Gene Mutation C677T (dont absorb folic acid) is anyone else on this and have you had side effects from taking the shots on the fetus or self while pregnant like...
Asked by Casandra Gilderman 5 months ago.
I had a daughter in March at 19 weeks and she died because I have 2 blood clotting disorders (4G/5G) and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome along with the Gene Mutation C677T (dont absorb folic acid) is anyone else on this and have you had side effects from taking the shots on the fetus or self while pregnant like spotting, headaches or cramps? There really should be more studies on such however the drug company said there was not... Thanks any advice ? shots sometimes burn like hello Answered by Albertina Sea 5 months ago.
I took Lovenox while I was pregnant and didn't have any side effects. I was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden in 2003 after having a TIA, so I knew before the pregnancy that I would have to give the shots daily. My son was born small but that was never even brought up as having been caused by the shots. After having NST's twice a week starting at 30 weeks, I was induced at 38 weeks and my son weighed 4 lbs 9 oz. He was (and is) completely healthy and is now almost 5 months old and in the 50th percentile on the growth charts. As for advice on how to keep it from burning, I always gave them in my upper thigh. I started the pregnancy by giving the shots in my stomach, but when the skin became tighter, that started to hurt too much. My doctor said that it didn't really matter where you gave the shot, and she suggested the thigh, which worked better. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, but wish you all the best with this pregnancy. Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. I'm not an expert but I'm more than happy to share my experience! Answered by Jenniffer Henseler 5 months ago.
Lovenox is a low-molecular weight heparin and is rather significant which you will take. Pregnant women take it each and all of the time who're vendors to clotting. How long did they choose you on Lovenox? What dose are you on? often, they could have you ever carry it and not supply it the day you have the c-area, that's what we do with our sufferers interior the wellness facility. this is often given on our unit once or twice an afternoon. Edit: Thats a stable dose, they are used to women on lovenox, they are going to be responsive to the suited thank you to handle you past on your c=area. although this is clever of you to ask questions. Answered by Christian Clinkenbeard 5 months ago.
Pregnancy and Lovenox/Heparin injections - have you dealt with this?
I have a history of blood clot and will be on enoxeprin (generic for Lovenox) twice a day. I had a c-section with my first child so this one will be a c-section as well. Have any of you been through this before? How did they schedule your c-section with regards to your injections? I posted this before in the...
Asked by Arielle Omli 5 months ago.
I have a history of blood clot and will be on enoxeprin (generic for Lovenox) twice a day. I had a c-section with my first child so this one will be a c-section as well. Have any of you been through this before? How did they schedule your c-section with regards to your injections? I posted this before in the pregnancy forum and had no answers. Thanks to any who answer. Answered by Delila Greaver 5 months ago.
I had a DVT discovered in thigh in my 26 week of pregnancy with my first child. Was on Lovenox twice daily until week 36. Then on heparin twice daily until an induction at week 38. Induction failed and I had a c-section. My baby was born healthy. She is now 4 years old. Found out I have the clotting disorder Factor V leiden. Got pregnant again when my second child was two years old. I was on Lovenox injections once daily from when I found out about my pregnancy until week 37. Then Heparin twice daily until week 39 when I had my scheduled c-section. My daughter was born healthy. She is now 21 months old. If he there is any other questions you need answered please feel free to email me. Answered by Reyna Hoganson 5 months ago.
Nope I am 20 weeks almost and I won't be getting the swine flu injection or the flu shot. Just don't want to risk it. Not to mention last time I got the flu shot it made me so sick so I won't ever do it again. Answered by Tabatha Co 5 months ago.
Pregnant belly and hard to do lovenox injections?
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my stomach is starting to stretch/I'm starting to show. Since I have a blood clotting disorder I'm required to give myself a daily injection. However last night while giving my injection I started to bleed at the site because of my growing uterus. My doctor's nurse...
Asked by Erna Qin 5 months ago.
I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my stomach is starting to stretch/I'm starting to show. Since I have a blood clotting disorder I'm required to give myself a daily injection. However last night while giving my injection I started to bleed at the site because of my growing uterus. My doctor's nurse suggested the outside of my thigh or back of my arm. Has anyone else had to do this and have any tips? Thanks! Answered by Desmond Hukill 5 months ago.
I have Factor V Leiden. I have taken Lovenox during two pregnancies. You can try your love handle area. This works for some people. My husband gave mine to me. And I am rather thin even while pregnant (because I throw up all nine months) so my doctor allows me to have mine in my butt. As it is the only place with any fat in torso area. For me this has worked great. And rarely had any bruising or any problems other than a bit of burning from the Lovenox at the injection site. Wherever you put the shots, put them in the fleshiest (fatty) area that you can. As this will help with pain and bruising. And when you find a good spot pinch the skin and keep the skin pinched until all the Lovenox is in your body. This last part many nurses will not tell you to do. But if you look that Lovenox website, it recommends this. Good luck and take care. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me. Answered by Bambi Wiatrak 5 months ago.
Lovenox Injection Answered by Fern Worosz 5 months ago.
I have been having to do Lovenox shots since 8 weeks. I'm now 39 weeks and they've switched me to Heparin but it still is the same thing pretty much. I have had a few issues with bleeding when I get the injection but I've found if I do it really low on my stomach.. Like near my hip bones that it doesn't hurt and I don't bleed. My doctor told me I may want to switch to my thigh or something when my stomach started to get big but I chose not to because you can hit a muscle much easier in those spots and it really is not fun. The medicine shouldn't be injected into a muscle but if you can find the right spot in your thigh then I don't see why it'd be a problem. At 39 weeks I'm still able to do them in my stomach and I prefer to do it there because with my skin being stretched and doing it down low it doesn't hurt at all and I just feel better doing it there. Answered by Ricky Huseby 5 months ago.
my sister had twins in december and had to take lovenox throughout her pregnancy. when her belly started getting big she started doing the shots like around her love handle area...where her skin hadnt stretched so much and she still had a little fat, or she did it really really low down...but your belly might be different than hers. basically wherever she had a little fat she did it. Answered by Kayce Mcgonnell 5 months ago.