Lovenox or Heparin during pregnancy

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Lovenox or Heparin during pregnancy

Postby whereowhere » Wed Jan 30, 2013 08:54 pm

I am nervous about the dangers of being on 40 mg Lovenox and 81 mg of aspirin a day in case I had some sort of emergency. My MFM told me that I could try heparin. She said it can be reversed if there is an emergency? Is heparin the same as Lovenox but safer? What are the differences? Are there any risks with heparin? If anyone has any insight I would appreciate it.

I am only 5 weeks and 4 days pregnant, and I am considering switching. What have been your experiences with each or have you tried both and had different results?
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Re: Lovenox or Heparin during pregnancy

Postby angieb » Thu Jan 31, 2013 04:44 pm

I was on it (60 mg lovenox in my 2nd prg, 30 mg in my 3rd) plus aspirin, no clotting disorders. For me the risks were a no brainer after losing our daughter...I probably would have let them chop off my arm if they thought it might help. I did get hurt in my 3rd pregnancy, trying to break up my dogs fighting and one of them caught my hand a little bit. It was less than an inch and not all that deep but it bled a ton and ended up getting infected in less than 10 hrs even though I had washed it out and put neosporin on it right away...the infection was so bad I was hospitalized for nearly a week on IV antibiotics. Still, if I have another pregnancy I would do blood thinners again without a doubt. (Both of my lovenox pregnancies went pretty smoothly other than the dumb hand incident.)

Lovenox is a type of heparin, except it stays in your system 24 hours and is hard to reverse. Heparin only lasts 12 hours so you have to do injections 2x a day, and it can be reversed. Also lovenox is a little easier to deal with because the syringes are pre-filled. If you are concerned about bleeding on blood thinners then I would do heparin. The med is pretty much the same I think.
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Re: Lovenox or Heparin during pregnancy

Postby princess purr » Sun Feb 03, 2013 09:52 pm

My peri suggested heparin for me, I'm concerned because I have crohn's and have had blood in my stool in the past, so that is a little scary for me... but after losing my daughter if they think it will help I will try it.
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