Question by  sarahoo (18)

Why is there an increased risk of blood clots during pregnancy?

Can the baby have blood clots?


Answer by  chenningsgaard (54)

The risk of blood clots increases in pregnancy due to the body creating increased levels of clotting factors to reduce blood loss during labor and delivery. Blood clots can be dangerous for the baby, it can cause a miscarriage or cause the placenta to become unattached from the walls of the uterus.


Answer by  Kim23 (145)

Blood clotting during pregnancy is an increased risk because of the extra blood flow and pressure and are generally found in the pelvic area and upper thighs.


Answer by  DStone (817)

With all the changes your body is going thru at such a fast pace the best prevention is light activity, lots of rest with your feet up and water.

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