Fragmin

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  1. Emmam1982

    Emmam1982 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else have daily injections of fragmin?
    Im concerned as my consultant said to stop it if I think I'm going into labour...well should I just stop it at 38 weeks? I'm scared of bleeding after the birth x
     
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    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    Hello Emma!
    What is fragmin for? sorry no advice and not a clue what it does xxx
     
  3. Emmam1982

    Emmam1982 Well-Known Member

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    It's an anticoagulant, because I have a high bmi I have to inject every day to prevent blood clots.
    I was supposed to take a similar drug with last baby but i declined it due to me been more active etc x
     
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    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    Ahh my midwife mentioned this but didn't know that is what it was called. She said although my BMI is high I shouldn't be at risk of blood clots, I wonder why its different for some people? I guess ask if you should stop taking it when you get further on in pregnancy xx
     
  5. Emmam1982

    Emmam1982 Well-Known Member

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    It was just weird as the consultant advised it but then said about stopping it if I thought I was going into labour but then they didn't show me how to administer or anything-just sent me home with a months supply of injections and a leaflet x
     
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    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    oh my god really??!?!?! no way would I be able to inject myself without knowing how to do it?! have you tried it?? xx
     
  7. Emmam1982

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    I'd done it about 5 times 5 years ago but they were self retracting syringes last time-these are proper pre filled needles. I've done the first weeks worth x
     
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    Well that is really very brave! I wouldn't be able to do it! xx
     
  9. Jojo84

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    I'd give a ring to your Mw and ask their advice.

    I had to inject myself last time because I had a c section - it's not too bad, but he dowe was wrong in mine so I actually had to empty some out to avoid overdose. It's just a pain bcause they make you bruise.

    I didn't get told to take it during pregnancy this time or last time either... I think it's stupid tbh. I told them lAst time that it's not a person centred approach to care at all and its verging on an institutionalised approach.
     
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    I would call your consultant team or midwife to ask for advice.

    In the hospital setting, we usually omit the day before a procedure as it has a relatively short acting life span.

    I'll be taking it post C-section. Not much fun but rules out the bigger risk of clots.
     
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    Emmam1982 Well-Known Member

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    I refused it last time because I was working in a physically demanding job until I was 36 weeks and so didn't see the need for it, this time I'm off sick so I took the offer of it as I'm obv at higher risk of clots from having a more sedentary lifestyle at the moment.
    I've got a consultant appt in 2 weeks so il ask again then, I'm just worried that if I end up having a section etc then they'll be higher risk of haemorrhaging xx
     

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