My hematologist called today to let me know the results of my recent blood test. I have a history of Factor V Leiden in my family, which if you have means you are prone to blood clots. You can have one or two genes that are abnormal. I have one which means I am slightly more at risk than the average person. My doctor recommended that I go off any hormones (ie. birth control) as that seems to be a trigger in my family. My mom had a blood clot while pregnant with me. I'm super upset now because all the non-hormonal birth control methods suck! Stupid, stupid, stupid!