Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 15th, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Gynakologe, "the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy is 5-10 and in the puerperium 10-20 times higher than in non-pregnant women, respectively. As the absolute risk is still small, general thrombosis prophylaxis is not performed. However, in women with a positive personal or family history of thrombosis and/or a hereditary or acquired thrombophilia, prophylaxis with a low molecular weight heparin is usually performed during puerperium and should also be considered in the antenatal period depending on the individual...
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