by bridget (228 Posts), Mon Aug 09, 2004 10:25 am
I am not doing heparin shots, but I know there are a few women on this board doing them for various blood clotting issues. I know the diagnosis is a catch-22. While it is reassuring to find out a possibe cause of preeclampsia (and hopefully prevent it from happening again), it is somewhat scary to inject yourself with blood thinner daily. I have talked to women who say you get very used to the injections. I think most people give the shots to themselves in the stomach.
One thing to ask your doc is when you should start the shots. I think doctors have different opinions- some say before conception, some say at a positivie pregnancy test, and some like to wait until their is a heartbeat.
Best of luck Susan!
DS 06/02 (39 weeks, pe, postpartum hemorrhage)
m/c 11/03, 05/04, 07/04
TTC #2 very soon