Associated Press - "Need a C-Section? Protection From Blood Clot Urged"
New advice for pregnant women: If you're getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a blood clot. The guidelines recommend strapping them on before the C-section begins, unless there's no time before an emergency operation or the woman is taking anti-clotting medication. The Mount Sinai Medical Center began using the devices for C-sections a few years ago, and deputy chief medical officer Dr. Erin DuPree says women typically remove and replace them as they ease out of bed throughout the first day after surgery, and no longer need them by the second day. Learn more.