In addition to all the prenatal checkups that are routinely done in all pregnancies, women with thrombophilia will need to keep track of their heparin treatment at different times. For this purpose, the following tests are performed:
- Doppler ultrasound
- to check that blood flow in the umbilical artery is adequate and that the baby receives sufficient nutrients and oxygen. It also serves to see fetal growth and development.
- Heart rate monitoring
- checks the baby's heart rate and its variation as the baby moves. It is used to ensure that the baby receives enough oxygen.
- Blood analysis
- to verify that anticoagulation is within the expected therapeutic range.