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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 13:01 PM   1
Buka345
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Clexane advise? Blood clot on both lungs at 8 weeks pregnant!! HELP!!


Hi people,

Really confused at the moment and 35 weeks pregnant :-/
Been on clexane since 8weeks pregnant taking 80mg twice a day!!

Cannot get my head round what is going to happen to me and how this labour is going to go. The latest information I have had by my consultant is that I'm going to be checked at 40 weeks 41 weeks and 42 weeks to see when my cervix is ready to be induced, I really do not want to be left this long, with the complication I have already suffered from!!!

And believe I will probably going into natural labour by then has anybody out there been left this long on clexane?

Any advise at all I would really really appreciate!!

First baby, baby boy due Christmas day? X



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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 16:08 PM   2
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A friends of mine had a induction date arranged so she could stop her clexane just before to reduce the risk of bleeding



 
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Old Nov 16th, 2012, 16:26 PM   3
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Thank you Sami!!

To be honest that's what I thought would happen to me and before 40 weeks!!
Like I say more chance of me going into labour by myself that way my injection won't be controlled :-/ x



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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 12:29 PM   4
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I had thought I'd be induced as well (DVT diagnosed at 9 weeks) and have been on Tinzaparin since then but I'm being switched to Heparin at 35 weeks and then playing the wait and see game. My doctor wants me to labour naturally.

You'd think that they wouldn't want us going over since that increases the likelihood of larger babies and tearing, bleeding issues. I definitely have some anxiety about that. And the possibility of having a long (days long) labour without being on any anticoagulation. I clot fast so I am very, very worried about that. I have a friend who went into labour and they let her labour for five days before finally doing an emergency C-section.

Being on blood thinners sucks!!

Have you asked them their reasoning for letting it go that long? I plan on bringing that up at my next specialists appointment at the end of November.



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 12:41 PM   5
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Hi,

I am back this Monday and I going to strongly put across I do not want to be left that long especially over Christmas, I am terrified as it is!!

I am like you a really do not understand the reason for leaving it that long!!

Can I ask what harprin is? Because I am 35 weeks on Tuesday and it's not been mentioned to do anything with my injection and I have read this a lot!!

Apparently I will be left up until 42 weeks for natural labour or until my cervix look ready to induce me, but if it does not work the first or second time it will go to emergency section!! One thing I am happy about I don't want to be in labour days!!

You ate right it really does suck, when are you due?

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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 14:01 PM   6
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Hi,

I am back this Monday and I going to strongly put across I do not want to be left that long especially over Christmas, I am terrified as it is!!

I am like you a really do not understand the reason for leaving it that long!!

Can I ask what harprin is? Because I am 35 weeks on Tuesday and it's not been mentioned to do anything with my injection and I have read this a lot!!

Apparently I will be left up until 42 weeks for natural labour or until my cervix look ready to induce me, but if it does not work the first or second time it will go to emergency section!! One thing I am happy about I don't want to be in labour days!!

You ate right it really does suck, when are you due?

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Heparin is what we are taking, I should have specificed I'm being switched to unfractionated heparin at 35 weeks and I'll do twice daily shots. The low molecular weight heparin that I am on now (Tinzaparin) has a 24 hour half life whereas the unfractionated heparin has a 12 hour, so it's easier to do a natural labor that way. First sign of labor I stop my blood thinners and head to the hospital and hope that labor doesn't start right after I've given myself a shot.

Looks like Clexane has a shorter half life as well. I've never been prescribed Clexane so I don't really know much about it. Do you do your shots every 12 hours?

I've been on Tinzaparin twice (this pregnancy and with my first DVT/PE) as well as warfarin for the first DVT/PE and Fragmin earlier in this pregnancy, before my current DVT was diagnosed. I believe even if I hadn't clotted I still would have been switched from the Fragmin to the unfractionated heparin.

Do you have a clotting disorder that you know of?

I'm due on January 7th. With all the complications I've had though I think this baby is coming early, which would be ok with me. I just want my baby here and safe.

Good luck Monday!! Keep me posted!



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 14:23 PM   7
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I was on tinzaparin at first 1500 twice a day, I was on that for a good couple of months but then had a reaction to it and a pencillin reaction at the same time. So I got put on clexane and I have been ok with this I also do two shots a day 12 hours apart 80mg, so I'm hoping I don't go into labour just after my injection!!

The consultant seems to think the blood clots are just pregnancy related I did suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum for half of my pregnancy too and been advised that the blood clots could have be caused by the dehydration with me keeping nothing down!!

Thank you for the information on clexane I will find out on Monday how long it last for!!

Have you been advised what will happen if you have emergency section I really want to avoid been put to sleep :-/

It's lovely to talk to someone that's having a similar experience!!

I'm so grateful that me and my little boy have come this far I really do hope he comes early not to early but here for Christmas.
I have had like period type pains for two days that are continues so hopefully he is getting ready!!

I will update on monday!!

Take care!!



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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 14:34 PM   8
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I talked briefly with my doctors about c-sections but we haven't really gone into much depth because they don't want to do one but the more I think about it (and the closer it gets) the more I'd like to know what happens if I do need one, especially an emergency c-section, so I think I'll be bringing that up with the specialists at the end of the month.

Hopefully your little guy won't keep you waiting, I'm still amazed they are wanting to let you go that long!! Maybe he'll decide he wants to come a couple days early and you can have him home for Christmas!

That's interesting about the hyperemesis gravidarum. I've been struggling with it for my whole pregnancy, even at 32 weeks I still have days I can't keep stuff down so I wonder if that was a contributing factor. Though I do know my clots are hormone provoked.



 
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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 14:46 PM   9
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Aww I feel for you been sick like that is horrible I never want to be sick again I take cyclzine it used to be 3 times a day but now I can manage with just taking one on a morning, apparently dehydration is not good for blood, I also wear my compression stocking daily (lovely)

The more I think about I can't understand why I am been left :-/ at first I was told I wouldn't go over, but now it's changed!!

Have you been told how long you will be left if you don't go into natural labour by your self?

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Old Nov 17th, 2012, 19:11 PM   10
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Haven't been told yet. I think my primary care doctor is waiting for my next appointment with the specialists to see what they say to finalize my birth plan.

I'm really hoping it won't be more than 48 hours though. I clot very easily from hormones so I'm terrified of the idea of not being on blood thinners for more than three days. I've clotted within two days of being on the pill before so I really, really want to be back on the blood thinners as soon as possible.

I meet with the specialists again on Nov 27th and then with my primary care doctor December 5th so I should have my birth plan finalized then. And hopefully that will help me get some sleep at night. The anxiety is starting to get to me a bit.



 
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