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Would you like to take part in a new study looking into giving heparin after birth?

Researchers from Newcastle University and The RVI are conducting a new study looking into giving heparin after birth as a tablet rather than by injection. From the research team: One of the tablet treatments is dabigatran, which has been used to prevent blood clots in non-pregnant patients. The chemical structure of dabigatran led us to suspect that it might not get into breastmilk. This will make it a more convenient and cheaper alternative to heparin injections. We have some encouraging data from 2 non-breastfeeding mothers who took dabigatran and gave breastmilk samples over a 10 hour period for research. We now want to extend this work by getting samples from more women over a longer period of time (24 hours). If successful, this will result in mothers being offered tablets to prevent blood clots instead of injections. We would like to talk to a small group of expectant or new mums about these next steps of this study, to see what the challenges might be and to gather your feedback and thoughts. They would like …

Newcastle University/RVI Research Project – Heparin

A research team at the RVI, led by a Consultant Obstetrician, are investigating providing heparin as a tablet rather than as an injection as this could be a more convenient option for new mums. One of the tablet options, dabigatran, has been used to prevent blood clots in non-pregnant patients. Due to its chemical structure, the researchers suspect that it won’t pass into breastmilk but this needs to be tested to ensure it is a safe option for breastfeeding mums. The research team have encouraging data from 2 non-breastfeeding mothers who took dabigatran and gave breastmilk samples over a 10 hour period. The next step is to extend this work by getting samples from more non-breastfeeding mothers over 24 hours. If successful, this will result in mothers being offered tablets to prevent blood clots instead of injections. The research team would like to talk to a small group of mums to gain feedback and comments about the next step of this research. They would like to discuss… Information on how women value tablets compared to …