Know Your Risk Pregnancy


Pregnancy can increase your risk of developing DVT. Studies show that pregnant women are five times more likely than non-pregnant women to develop DVT, due to higher estrogen levels that make your blood more likely to clot. The risk is even higher in the first six weeks post-partum. While the risks are relatively low, an inherited clotting disorder increases the risk dramatically, as does age and assisted reproductive technologies (ART).

To learn more about DVT and how to reduce your risk, download our Free Fact Sheet.

Once you know where you stand, talk to your doctor or health practictioner about how to reduce your risk—including suggestions for healthier eating excercise, medications, quitting smoking and losing weight.