By Erin O'Donnell

Pregnant moms: If you undergo a C-section, your doctor may now ask you to wear inflatable boots during surgery to protect against dangerous blood clots.

New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that the boots be used routinely during C-sections, The Associated Press reports. Compression boots are already a regular part of other operations, such as hip replacements.

James said symptoms of DVT include pain and swelling in just one leg, redness and warmth in one part of the leg, and chest pain, which may signal that the clot reached a lung.

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