Thromboembolism in Pregnancy

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


Pregnancy and the postpartum period are associated with an increased risk for thromboembolic events. Women with thrombophilias particularly are at an increased risk. Treatment often includes use of unfractionated heparin and low-molecular-weight heparin; more rarely fondaparinux and warfarin may be used [1].


VTE DVT Thromboembolism Heparin Clot Warfarin Lovenox 


  1. 1.
    Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, Landon MB, Galan HL, Jauniaux ERM, Driscoll DA. Obstetrics: normal and problem pregnancies. Chapter 43. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2012.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practice bulletin no. 123: thromboembolism in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;118:718–29.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

Personalised recommendations