Your Bleeding History Matters
If you are a woman with von Willebrand disease, or your daughter has von Willebrand disease, it is important that you talk about your personal and family bleeding history with your doctors. If you have a history of heavy menstrual periods, be sure to discuss with your primary care provider, gynecologist, surgeon, or dentist before any surgery or procedure.
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PREGNANCY AND VON WILLEBRAND DISEASE
Women with von Willebrand disease who become pregnant or plan to have a child should receive follow-up care from a hematologist and obstetrician who are skilled in the management of von Willebrand disease. Your providers should work together to develop a plan to prevent bleeding and to manage bleeding if it does occur.
Pregnancies in women with von Willebrand disease may be considered high risk; delivery should occur at a facility with the capability to manage potential bleeding complications.