Baby aspirin while pg or ttc question

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Baby aspirin while pg or ttc question
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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 4:33pm
I have seen a few posts about taking baby aspirin while TTC or while pg, but I never saw the reason why. Can someone tell me? Just curious. TIA and best of luck to all.

Leanne

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Mike    5/19/05

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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 10:34pm
Baby aspirin is a blood thinner. It is something that people that have had a number of previous misscarriages can take to sometimes prevent MC. It works because IF the MCs were caused by a blood clotting dissorder that causes blood to clot and thus prevent the placenta from working, then the baby aspirin will make it harder for the blood to clot and thus help prevent a MC. It does not work to prevent MC if you have no blood clotting issues.

I would not suggest just taking baby aspirin just for the heck of it. Since it is a blood thinner, it could have bad results if you have some blood issues already. I was told to stay away from aspirin in my 2nd pregnancy because of how badly I hemoraged after my first was born. If you are concerned, talk with your doctor. You should really talk with your doctor anyway because if you seriously do have a blood clotting dissorder, you will also need heperin shots which you can't just go out and buy.

That said, I don't think baby aspirin could really actually be all THAT risky. Since my 2nd pregnancy ended in stillbirth with bleeding and placental/cord issues, they revised the "stay away from baby aspirin" comment to tell me that if I wanted to take one daily while TTC I could do so. I tested negative for all blood clotting dissorders though and I have not had issues with MC so I'm not going to take it without having a good reason.

-Robyn

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 11:16am
Thank you Robyn. I was very curious about why some people had discussed taking baby aspirin, but I don't plan on doing anything myself without doctor's orders! I have no history of any of those probs, but I had always heard that aspirin was a no-no while TTC or while pg, so I was really wondering about why anyone would be told to take it. I appreciate you taking the time to answer me. On another note, I am so sorry about your loss. I wish you the best of luck when TTC again. I saw your precious angel on your website one day, and I have been thinking of you a lot. I only lurk here right now bc I will not be ttc again until August, but I am here if you need me and I know this is a very supportive board, too. GL and thanks again!

Leanne

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Mike    5/19/05

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 3:53pm
You're welcome, and thank you right back.

I had also heard that aspirin was not good to take when pregnant so I was really shocked to see it discussed as a daily thing for people TTC. Of course, you find out all sorts of stuff once you enter the world of "high risk" pregnancies.

Things are getting easier as time goes on. There are still some times when I think about what could've been and get really sad. Mostly right now I'm focusing on getting pregnant again. I believe that Anily was testing us as parents by being here for such a short time. She just wanted to see if she really wanted to live with us. She'll be back. Gavin told me the other night that he talked to his baby sister and that she wants to come home. I'm hoping she doesn't wait long. : )

Um.. just in case you think I've gone insane... I understand how crazy all that sounds. I'm only marginally believing it myself. I just figure no one really knows what happens and it is just as likely to be true as to not be true and if it makes me happy to think about then what the heck. I have been reading about what different cultures believe happens when a child dies and many many of them believe that children come back to the family in future pregnancies.

-Robyn

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 4:07pm
I was told by my Dr. to take a baby asprin when I was PG with DD#1 to help control high blood pressure. I have since learned that TUMS taken daily will help lower high blood pressure with NO adverse effects.

GL!!!!

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 6:20pm
This what really gets me, I have been put on heparin and baby aspirin for blood clotting. But its when senseless dr's try to Blame a medication that they knew you was on for something going wrong its not the medicines faults its your dr's fault. There is a medication they give you before giving birth that reverses the aspirin and heparin so you won't and can't bleed heavy. It all depends on your dr and even your own knowledge of the medication. Thats why they say ask questions and learn for yourself also. So I have to disagree with something going wrong because of a medication. Its the Knowledge of your own Dr. And Studies have demonstrated that such a small dose has no negative impact on the pregnancy or on the baby. And baby aspirin is not only used for blood clotting issues. Its also used to thin out your lining so you can conceive easier during ovulation. You'll find more on that at the links below

Coltons Momma

DS 9 & EDD 11/9/03

Here's some links that you can find on baby aspirin during pregnancy and before pregnancy!!

http://www.parentsplace.com/expert/midwife/qas/0,10338,239778_111294,00.html

http://www.ivillagehealth.com/experts/fertility/qas/0,,166261_128677,00.html

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 10:05pm
Thank you so much for your answers and especially for the links!! It was very interesting.

Leanne

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Maggie 8/10/01

Mike    5/19/05