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Where is the safest place to inject heparin when you are pregnant?

Related Topics: Pregnancy, Injection

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American Pharmacists Association
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Heparin is given as a subcutaneous injection. There are three areas recommended for administration of a subcutaneous injection: the upper arm, the abdomen, or the thigh. ...

I would avoid the stomach area for injection since you are pregnant. You will need a partner to give the injections since the locations available for administration are difficult to reach on your own.

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