Amy - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
Has anyone out there had a blood clot found while pregnant or after giving birth? What happened and how did they treat it? Here is what happened to me
I had my beautiful baby boy on January 22 via c-section (third c-section). After surgery I suddenly felt a massive pain in my lower right lung, the ribs actually and felt like a tonne of weight was on it, I could barely breathe. They brought in an ECG and XRay into my room and the xray showed something so I wheeled into the CT Scan only to find a blood clot in my lungs. They immediately medicated me with Fragmin injections (every 12hrs) and warfarin orally. I am still on warfarin and my blood is tested every few days at the hospital and then told what dosage to take accordingly.
So I saw the specialist last week and told to stay on the meds for about 6 months and then they will run another CT Scan to see if the clots are gone. Here was the shocker though and wondering if anyone has experienced this.
I was told by the specialist that I can have more babies but they would medicate me throughout the pregnancy to ensure I do not get another blood clot. It would be injections as the meds Warfarin are very potent.
Has this happened to anyone? I know I am now more likely to get clots in the future and not allowed to go on birth control ever again and have to be careful with hormone meds in the future...but to be medicated the whole pregnancy is scary.
Any help or advise would be great. I do want more kids despite my husband right now as he is terrified for my health and wants us to stop. Between the blood clots now and the c-sections he is done, but I always wanted 4 or 5 kids and really not convinced this family is complete just yet. Has anyone been through this and been medicated during the pregnancy and all been succesful?