Hey there, surprised there is a blood clot group on here, but cool!
I'm Deni, When I was 8 weeks pregnant with my son (2 yrs) my Rheumatologist ordered blood work and decided to check me for Lupus clotting factor. I have Fibro and arthritis, but my Mother has Lupus so he checks me once a year usually. He called me back a few days later and told me about the clotting factor. Which sent me into a state of panic. (My mother lost 2 babies 5 months and 6 months from the same clotting problem). They told me they had already contacted my OB (who is has also been my mother's OB for 27 years). I was started up the next week on Lovenox and asprin.
I really didn't have too many problems with my son. My only real complaint was that the Dr. insisted on inducing me 2 weeks early, and I reacted poorly to the pitocin, and then reacted even worse to the epidural. Seriously debating how I want to handle things this time around.
He did a repeat test for this pregnancy and I had to start the lovenox again about 2 weeks ago. Last time I started it in the spring, but this time its winter and I'm FREEZING all the time. I'm a Wisconsin girl and love the cold. But I'm constantly shivering and my hands go ice cold. So it has not been fun. Lots of Blankets, several layers of clothes and several cups of Hot Tea with warm baths are the only thing keeping me sane!
Of course I'm covered with bruises and hematomas, but at least I can hid them :)