Medical Monday: Blood clotting disorders during pregnancy

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — On this Medical Monday, Dr. Cathy Slusher, from the Harrisonburg OB/GYN, talks about blood clotting disorders during pregnancy.

Slusher says that during pregnancy, there is a higher risk for blood clotting issues. She says that if someone has clotting issues before pregnancy, once they are pregnant, there is a heightened risk.

Slusher says most times, for someone at risk of clotting during pregnancy, they will put them on blood thinners. She says they will be small injections that a woman can give herself, since there are risks with pill blood thinners.

She says if you have a blood clotting disorder, it's important that you talk to your doctor right away if you are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant.

For more information on blood clotting disorders during pregnancy, you can call Harrisonburg OB/GYN at (540) 434-3831 or visit their website.