Anyone that has factor V leiden? — The Bump
North Carolina Babies

Anyone that has factor V leiden?

Here is the definition from Mayo Clinic Staff: (this is for people that do not know what it is.)

Factor V Leiden (FAK-tur five LIDE-n) is a mutation of one of the clotting factors in the blood called factor V. This mutation can increase your chance of developing abnormal blood clots (thrombophilia), usually in your veins.

Most people with factor V Leiden never develop abnormal clots. However, some people with factor V Leiden develop clots that lead to long-term health problems or become life-threatening.

Both men and women can have factor V Leiden, but women may have an increased tendency to develop blood clots during pregnancy or when taking the hormone estrogen.

If you have factor V Leiden and have developed blood clots, medications can lessen your risk of developing additional blood clots and help you avoid potentially serious complications.


I had at lease 1 miscarriage (between 9-10 weeks) and now I am 12 weeks. I am label high risk, which I know I was going to be because of the factor V leiden and I also see a blood specialist. My OB/GYN said that we are going to have a schedule delivery (a week early) and she also said that I can deliver naturally (no c-section). However, I feel that I am not going to have all natural birth that I want. I feel that is going to c-section and all kind of medications.

I guest I want to know what other mother experience is/was?

Re: Anyone that has factor V leiden?

  • I have Factor V Leiden heterozygous. During my first pregnancy My doctor never said anything about needing to deliver early becuase of it. I actually went a week and a day late. I ended up being induced because I never went into labor on my own, and ended up with a c section just because of complications with the umbilical cord being wrapped around the baby's neck. But I labored to 9cm and the fvl wasn't an issue during my pregnancy. It sounds like your OB is just playing it safe, but don't be afraid to stand up for what you want and feel comfortable with. I am pregnant with my 2nd now and as long as I go into labor on my own may get to even do a vbac. As long as you have never had issues with clotting then there shouldn't be an issue with the FVL.
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards