Risk of blood clots double for new mothers
Posted on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 12:19 pm by Williams Hart
A recent study discovered new moms are twice as likely to suffer blood clots several weeks after giving birth, the Liberty Voice reported on June 14.
Research conducted by a Weill Cornell Medical College assistant professor revealed a whopping 10.8 times increased chance for women to develop a blood clot in the six weeks following labor. However, new moms are still 2.2 times as likely to develop blood clots even seven to 12 weeks after giving birth. Additionally, women who have a history of blood clots are at much higher risk. Only 19 to 24 weeks after laboring do blood clot risks return to normal. After giving their first birth, women are advised not to sit for long periods, drink lots of water, watch their diet, and begin working out again as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, women who take birth control pills like Yasmin and Yaz to prevent pregnancy are also at higher risk of suffering blood clots. If you have experienced this, the lawyers at Williams Hart may represent you to get your much needed treatment funds. Discuss your situation with us today at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about your options.