To begin with, fibrinogen is a protein precursor of fibrin, which forms the basis of a clot when the blood coagulates. That is, the presence of fibrinogen in the blood is very important, both for the future child and for his mother. If for a healthy person the rate is 2-4 grams per liter, then for a pregnant woman this figure can be increased to 6 grams per liter. The thing is that the organism of the pregnant woman reacts differently to the processes occurring in it. Moreover, the indicator of the level of fibrinogen also depends on the gestational age.
An analysis of the level of fibrinogen is mandatory in every trimester of pregnancy. Already on the 3rd month of pregnancy the level of fibrinogen rises and reaches the maximum values ??by the time of birth. He enters the analysis complex - coagulogram. By the way, a coagulogram is a measure of blood coagulability. In normal pregnancy, the activity of the blood coagulation system increases.
Due to the analysis on the level of fibrinogen, doctors can exclude possible risks in the course of pregnancy and future childbirth. For this, it is necessary to donate blood, preferably on an empty stomach. Conclusions are made by the doctor, and in case of deviation from the norm prescribes medicines.
If the level of fibrinogen is somewhat lowered, it may be due to severe late toxemia in the second half of pregnancy or because of a lack of vitamins B12 and C. Also, a low index of fibrinogen is associated from the DIC syndrome.
The raised level can be caused by acute inflammatory and infectious diseases (pneumonia, influenza), tissue death. In the same time, in order to find out the reasons for the increased fibrinogen index and, accordingly, to assess the possible risks of complications, it is advisable to conduct additional tests and necessarily consult with the attending physician.
If you read all sorts of forums about pregnancy, you can see that many women are worried about this topic. The fact is that many doctors simply do not explain to future mothers that raising the level of fibrinogen is normal in their situation. As a consequence, many pregnant women are afraid to take their prescribed medications, since there are many contraindications in the manual. In such cases, experts recommend simply doing one more analysis and / or consulting another doctor.
At the same time, it is not worthwhile to ignore the recommendations of doctors completely, because in case of real risk the consequences can be serious.