For Healthcare Professionals

Women's Health: pregnancy, contraceptive use, hormone replacement therapy and other clotting concerns

Clinical care guidelines-  ACOG 2011

Clot Connect summary of ACOG 2011 Guidelines   (summary)

Practice Bulletin 123:  Thromboembolism in Pregnancy  (full text)

Guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists regarding the prevention, management and treatment of blood clots during pregnancy.  Obstetrics & Gynecology. 118(3):718-729, September 2011.  Note: journal license required to view full article

Practice Bulletin 124:  Inherited thrombophilias in Pregnancy  (full text)

Review of common thrombophilias and their association with maternal venous thromboembolism risk, adverse pregnancy outcomes, indications for screening to detect these conditions and management options during pregnancy. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 118(3):730-740, September 2011.  Note: journal license required to view full article.

Contraceptives, birth control

Contraceptive options & clot risk chart - from Clot Connect, a chart showing various contraceptive options & clot risk (top of chart reflects highest risk; lower risk as you go down)

Yasmin, Yaz and Other Drospirenone Contraceptives: Risk for VTE - from Clot Connect

Safe postpartum contraceptive measures - from Clot Connect

Progestin-only contraceptives and thrombosis risk-  from Clot Connect


Pregnancy and pregnancy loss

Pregnancy and venous thromboembolism:  prevention, diagnosis and treatment - from Clot Connect

Pregnancy loss and thrombophilia - from Clot Connect

Recommendations to prevent blood clots during cesarean delivery - from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists


Anticoagulation and women's health

Heavy menstrual bleeds on anticoagulant- treatment options- from Clot Connect