Newborn baby with mother in background.

For pregnant women, the risk of a blood clot is 4–5 times greater

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Jacqueline Haigney, healthcare writer

Jacqueline Haigney

Healthcare writer

More than doubled

Chart - leading causes of U.S. pregnancy-related mortality.

Overall incidence of VTE in pregnancy and postpartum

Chart - Overall incidence of VTE in pregnancy and postpartum.

Risk of pulmonary embolism during pregnancy

Chart - risk of pulmonary embolism during pregnancy.

Awareness of VTE risk is crucial to prevention

Stay aware of the risk to help prevent VTE