Benefits of Heparin in Pregnancy

The use of heparin in pregnancy may be the solution for mothers who are already thinking about giving up motherhood, after going through repeated cases of spontaneous abortion. Usually one does not try to find out if there is a problem before something happens and shows symptoms of a health problem. This is especially true for women who suffer from thrombophilia . Thrombophilia is an inherited disease or can be acquired. It acts directly on the production of natural anticoagulants in the body. The lack of coagulation that during pregnancy, poses great risks not only for the baby, but also for the mother. The disease obstructs the blood vessels that irrigate the placenta and is responsible for carrying the nutrients necessary for the development of the fetus.

Therefore, as soon as the disease is discovered, treatment with heparin is indicated to reduce the risk of complications throughout pregnancy, especially at the end. At this stage, the evolution of pre-eclampsia and problems of placental insufficiency where the fetus dies is quite common. Pregnancy is usually carried out until the baby is able to survive outside the womb and a cesarean section is indicated.

Heparin must be injected daily by the pregnant woman herself. Doses of heparin will prevent thrombus from forming and keep blood clotting normal. When detected before pregnancy or after several occurrences of abortion due to thrombophilia, treatment with heparin must be started before even becoming pregnant again. Even following the treatment with heparin properly and under medical recommendation, the pregnant woman must be aware that it is a risky pregnancy . But with proper medical monitoring, carrying out the treatment together with the complementary exams for evaluation, it is possible to reach the end and have your child healthy in your arms.

Report of a Woman Who Made Heparin a Vehicle to Make Her Dream Come True

Iolanda, daughter of Leticia Murta and all the injections of heparin that her mother took during pregnancy.

Heparin allowed me to fully experience motherhood. It was thanks to the medication, of course, combined with great medical conduct, that today I have my daughter, my beautiful Iolanda. I discovered that I have thrombophilia, a disease that coagulates the blood excessively in several situations, including pregnancy, in the worst possible way. My son, Francisco, died at 38 weeks in my womb, just one day before the expected delivery date. I could have had a stroke, an embolism, a heart attack.

But what I had attacked my greatest good and my little son was deprived of oxygen, possibly because of thrombi in the placenta and cord . The pregnancy had even been neglected by the obstetrician who (un) accompanied us. He would have to have noticed the signs that he was not normal and ignored it. What causes this disease, in my case, is a mutation, but there are also acquired thrombophilia. Research on the disease is still recent and not all markers have been discovered. For this reason, many doctors end up choosing to indicate the anticoagulant even with negative tests, just based on the history.

Many women experience recurrent miscarriages, pre-eclampsia or late loss, as was my case. Another factor that may indicate the need for heparin is the restriction of intrauterine growth, which may be related to the difficulty of passing nutrients to the baby. The doppler ultrasound exam is essential to determine that a pregnancy is going well, the way it should be, as oxygen and nutrients reach the fetus properly. It turns out that most doctors either order only a doppler exam or none at all.

The doppler needs to be redone in late pregnancy, when many complications can occur and this prevention is still rare among obstetricians. Most pregnant women use only the prophylactic dose, 40 mg, to prevent the blood from clotting too much. This dosage, in principle, does not pose risks to the woman or the baby. As the pregnancy progresses, the need to increase the dose that can reach 2 mg per patient weight is evaluated. This dosage is determined by the obstetrician or hematologist. –

Letícia Murta Journalist MTB 14266 (MG) and writes on the website Eu Curto Ser Mãe.

See also: Pregnancy After Miscarriage – When to Resume Attempts?

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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