This is the third edition of this guideline. The first edition was published in April 2001 under the same title (numbered Green-top Guideline No. 28) and the second edition was published in February 2007 and reviewed in 2010.
Update February 2017: Following a review of all guidelines in December 2016, some minor editorial changes have been made to this guideline since the original publication. The version available here is the most up to date. The date on the guideline has not been changed since no amendments were made to the content.
The aim of this guideline is to provide information, based on clinical evidence where available, regarding the immediate investigation and management of women in whom venous thromboembolism is suspected during pregnancy or the puerperium.
Thromboprophylaxis during pregnancy and the puerperium is addressed in RCOG Green-top Guideline No. 37a.