Postpartum and VTE

During pregnancy, and especially in the weeks before and after childbirth, women experience a blood clotting activation than can cause a VTE

During pregnancy, and especially in the weeks before childbirth, women experience a blood clotting activation that acts as a defense mechanism of the body to prevent bleeding which could compromise the life of the fetus or the mother.

This coagulation activation is the cause of the higher incidence of VTE, both during the childbirth and the first 4-6 weeks after giving birth, or during the quarantine period.

That is why a woman with a congenital disorder prone to suffer VTE or who has already had a previous episode of the same, is still at risk for a few weeks after giving birth.

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