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Why does Pregnancy increase the risk of thrombosis?

By Zaira Salvador (embryologist).
Last Update: 06/21/2018

This is because a woman's body suffers from various changes, including changes in blood composition:

  • Incease in the synthesis of coagulation factors
  • Increased resistance of activated protein C
  • Decrease of natural anticoagulants such as protein S
  • More venous stasis

All these variations lead to the production of thrombin, which can trigger a thrombosis in the vessels of the placenta and halt fetal development.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.