Von Willebrands disease and pregnancy


Von Willebrands disease and pregnancy

Post by melissa »

My mother has Von Willebrand's disease and I was diagnosed with it as an infant. I had never had any complications throughout my life until I gave birth to my first child. I explained to the doctors that I had the bleeding disorder, but they tested me while I was pregnant and said I did not have it. Three weeks after I gave birth, I hemorrhaged so much that I had to have two blood transfusions. I had to be given factor 8 to stop the bleeding. Make sure to be firm with your doctor on your diagnosis so something this severe can be prevented.

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