Minor lovenox issue...?

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Re: Minor lovenox issue...?

Postby l412angel » Wed Feb 08, 639240 6:28 pm

I want to echo Heather in that I just made sure I pinch the skin before injecting. I do mine extra low.
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Re: Minor lovenox issue...?

Postby lauchlan » Wed Feb 08, 639240 1:20 pm

Hey Angie! Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! I'm so glad to see you over here!
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Re: Minor lovenox issue...?

Postby angieb » Sat Jan 28, 639240 4:02 pm

Thanks! Hopefully I'll get to go off of them soon.
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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Re: Minor lovenox issue...?

Postby heather j » Sat Jan 28, 639240 12:46 pm

Rosalinda is correct. I understand your concern, though, and thought that was the most difficult aspect of the injections in later pregnancy. Oliver was settled pretty low for most of the time and even though he may kick higher, I found that injecting higher - almost under my ribcage - gave me more assurance. Really, though, if you pinch the skin up before injecting, you'll be fine. It definitely is a mental thing!
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Nicolas Edison (6/2004) 36 weeks, PE, HELLP, and placental abruption
Ella Amelia (3/2007) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Oliver Lyon (1/2011) 37 weeks, lovenox, PE-free
Milo Mason (2/2014) 39 weeks PE-free

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Re: Minor lovenox issue...?

Postby rosalinda » Sat Jan 28, 639240 3:15 am

I was on Lovenox during my second pregnancy which ended in miscarriage at 9wks. But to my understanding, the Lovenox injections
are subcutaneous. You should inject them into a fatty fold of skin (tissue), if you pinch an inch, then inject--the baby should/will be fine.
-Elissa, January 2007: stillborn at 25 weeks, severe PE, IUGR, reverse-end diastolic flow
- Chronic hypertension as of November 2007
-missed miscarriage Feb 2009
- Ismael Jaden, June 2010, 36 wks, oligohydramnios & rising BP's, my wonderful little man & the love of my life
- Janelle, September 2011, 24wks, 3days. complete placental abruption & DIC, stillborn

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Minor lovenox issue...?

Postby angieb » Fri Jan 27, 639240 4:20 am

I've been on lovenox since 7 weeks, mostly 2 shots a day/30 mg, and everything was fine. We recently cut back to 1 (30 mg) shot a day since everything has been going well (the plan is I'll be weaned off it completely in a few weeks around 30-32 wks instead of switching to heparin, since I don't have a clotting disorder and am not showing any signs of pre-eclampsia or growth restriction.)

My issue is, I think baby has just gone through a growth spurt because I see and feel him moving constantly now. (Before I could feel it but I didn't usually see my entire belly jumping all around.) I'm 28 weeks and the other night when I did a shot, I tried to carefully pick a spot that I didn't think the baby was near, and right after I did the injection, he kicked me in the exact same place I'd done the shot!

I know logically and biologically that there is my uterus and stuff separating the baby from the needle and the needles aren't really that long. But now it's a mental thing and I don't know where/how to inject anymore because I don't like doing it near the baby but he's kind of everywhere. Did anyone else have this issue and how do you get over it?
Me (29) DH (30)
#1-Olivia Caetlyn-9-28-09-9-28-09, 23+2 wks, emergency classic c-section, class I HELLP, IUGR
#2- Lucas Oliver (rainbow baby)- April 2011, 36+2 wks, HELLP and pre-e free! (lovenox and LDA pregnancy)
#3-Matthew, late October 2012...mostly normal, 37 wks, (lovenox and LDA again)
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