Baby Aspirin: Can It Impact Fertility?

I have been reading posts on the pregnancy loss board about the use of baby aspirin. I have had two miscarriages and want to know everything that I can to prevent this from happening again.

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Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is a clinical sequence of events that affects clotting and may cause recurrent pregnancy loss and low platelets. Two autoantibodies are involved in this condition: the lupus anticoagulant (LAC) and anticardiolipin antibody (ACA).

Some clinicians are convinced that antiphospholipid antibodies are associated with infertility as well and in some cases women are treated with heparin to improve the rate of pregnancy. In treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss, where ACA and or LAC is suspected, it has been found that heparin plus low dose aspirin (80 to 100 mg. per day) is beneficial. Moderate severity of disease is more responsive to aspirin therapy than are the more severe cases.

A baby aspirin is used because of it's smaller dosage. A typical adult aspirin contains 325 mg. You should seek the advice of your own care provider to see if ACA or LAC is a possibility and to see if small dose aspirin therapy would be recommended.

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