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Thrombosis and Embolism during Pregnancy and the Puerperium, the Acute Management of (Green-top Guideline No. 37b)

Published: 13/04/2015

Update February 2017: Please note, following a review of the guidelines in December 2016, minor amendments have been made. Please check that you are using the most up to date version of this guideline.


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. 

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.