by worrywart (109 Posts), Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:10 am
Sorry about the shots, but no sympathy here.....kidding[;)]. I have been on lovenox (a form of heparin) for the last 6 mos. Trust me it is not that bad!! In the beginning I freaked and cried, but it got better with time. The baby aspirin should be taken in conjunction with the heparin. They work in 2 different ways. Heparin works for the heart and aspirin for the arterial veins (lower extremeties). You should ask the dr if he recommends lovenox because that is a once a day shot and heparin is 2x a day. Lovenox is managed easily and does not require the blood work heparin does. At 32 weeks they can switch you over to heparin because it is out of your system faster and they have blood components to reverse the effects of heparin if necessary. Another worry is the epidural. If you take the shot and go into labor you cannot get an epi with any of the blood thinners. Normally you will be induced and shots stopped at the right timing. The aspirin is normally stopped 2-3 weeks before labor.
If you have any other questions, feel free to email me.
Oh, and is low protein s the only issue??
Expecting # 2 - 12/19/04
Lovenox 40mg a day due to prothrombin factor 2