A new retrospective case series was performed that included all pregnant and postpartum women who received peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) at a single institution between 2006 and 2014.

Similar outcomes rates were reported to non-pregnant women populations.

Safety of peripherally inserted central catheters during pregnancy: a retrospective studyLaura Jacques, Megan Foeller, Rahmouna Farez, Kristina Kaljo, Melodee Nugent, Pippa Simpson & Timothy Klatt

The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine

Received 06 Jan 2017, Accepted 22 Mar 2017, Published online: 16 Apr 2017

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  1. Tim, I believe you and I spoke about this about a year ago… It is recommended that an NG tube be used for nutrition for pregnant patients… but just yesterday I encountered a pregnant patient with twins who had no other option but receiving a PICC line. I found a .55cm vessel and placed a 3FR PICC. I thought this was the least risk for DVT, and so far she is doing great. I will track her outcome. She is one of our many high risk pregnant patients on continuous Mag infusions… I think the secret may be the small PICC… I am very excited to continuing investigating this.

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