Causes - Clotting - Treatment

If you have a clotting disorder, your doctor may choose to treat your condition to help improve your fertility and pregnancy outcomes.

Drugs for clotting disorders
Your doctor may prescribe one of the following medications for short or long-term use:

  • Anticoagulants
  • Baby aspirin
  • Blood thinners

During pregnancy
Your doctor may prescribe heparin if you become pregnant, which is safe for you and your baby, although some women do not need medication treatment for clotting disorders during pregnancy.

What to do after pregnancy
After pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe a drug called warfarin. Warfarin is safe for breastfeeding mothers, but has been linked to birth defects when taken by pregnant women. If you take one of these medications, your doctor will monitor you to make sure that you do not bleed too much or develop harmful clots.

Talk to your doctor to learn more about clotting disorders and pregnancy.