I was diagnosed with antiphospholipid about five years ago. I've had 4 miscarriages and two live births. With my two full term pregnancies I used heparin because my insurance wouldn't pay for it and it was very expensive. So now I have medicaid and the doc has perscribed me lovenox. I was just wondering if anyone else has had to use this and if there are any side effects or if anyone knows if it's better than heparin or anything like that
I've used lovenox with my last pregnancy and with this pregnancy due to a blood clotting disorder. Lovenox is perfectly safe. does not cross the placenta but thins the blood just enough and very evenly to prevent blood clots. there are no side effects except maybe I bruised slightly easier. The ONLY thing is that your doctor should switch you back to heparin about two weeks before you're due becasue heparin has a short half life(gets out of your system within 12 hours) and lovenox stays in at least 24 hours..and you can't get an epidural or spinal with it in your system at all...and for the record, my last baby (on the lovenox) was SO MUCH more healthier than my previous two babies..which were born small and early
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