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The Benefits of Aspirin

by Lori Ramsey
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Baby aspirin, or low dose aspirin in a dosage of 81mg per tablet, is very beneficial to fertility. There are many other benefits to taking aspirin - such as benefiting the cardiovascular system (because of it's anticoagulative or nonclotting properties), pain reliever (analgesic) and fever reducer. People with heart problems take an aspirin daily, as a precaution to ward off potential heart attacks. If you are allergic to aspirin, have gastrointestinal problems or have problems with your blood clotting, I would suggest not taking it. In fact, anyone interested in beginning aspirin therapy should first seek the advice of their care provider.

You should consider the benefits of aspirin, especially if you have suffered from a miscarriage. But even if you haven't, taking the aspirin can still be beneficial in helping to prevent some future miscarriages. Some miscarriages are caused by a poorly lined uterus. Some are caused from the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. These are proteins which appear to be related to coagulation problems -which can cause recurrent fetal loss. This happens when there is a disruption in the placental blood flow, due to clotting. The aspirin reduces the risk of clotting.

As for helping with the utering lining, it is believed that aspirin helps with the blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. Though this has not been fully researched, taking an aspirin a day certainly cannot hurt. Because of the benefits listed above to the cardiovascular system, it stands to reason that if it also helps with fertility, why not give it a try? I took aspirin myself for about 6 months after my 2nd chemical pregnancy and quit taking it about 2 weeks after I found out I was pregnant.

Some doctors will okay taking low dose or baby aspirin in pregnancy, though the majority will not. Ask your doctor, as soon as you become pregnant, as to whether or not to continue with the aspirin.

It doesn't matter what brand of aspirin you choose, as long as it has no more than 81 mg per tablet. This will be in either the chewable baby aspirins, or in the adult low dose aspirin. The tablets are very small and easy to swallow. You only need to take one tiny pill per day to reap the benefits. Taking one low dose or baby aspirin (81 mg) a day is a good thing to add to the supplements you are already taking. If you are suspicious about miscarriages, or have suffered from them in the past, ask your doctor about aspirin. It could very well be what the doctor orders.

My name is Lori Ramsey. My education consists of a diploma in Business Data Processing. I also successfully completed two courses with the Famous Writers School on Basic Writing and Fiction Writing. I am a mother of two children ages 4 and 2. I am currently pregnant with my third child, due to be born in early November.

Embarking on first conception then parenting, I realize how ignorant I was at the beginning. Knowledge is power and since I have literally devoured books, magazines, and online articles on the subject of conception and pregnancy. I honestly feel I know more than the average "public" about this subject. And was shocked at how little I actually didn't know before!

My hobbies, as such, revolve around being a mother and a wife. Being a writer has been a long time dream - even to the point that I have written 16 chapters in a fiction novel and numerous articles (non published). And at present, I am focused on my pregnancy, enjoying each moment and loving the expressions on my children's faces as my belly grows. I am involved in my church, working with the nursery and am one of the leaders of the worship dance ministry. And lastly, but certainly not least, I love surfing the web!

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Guest Oct 21, 2013 11:00:50 PM ET

Thank god i found this! i was so worried and knew my doctor is not gonna have me take something that will harm my baby. i went to my doctors appointment last week and was told my uterus was smaller than it should be for the 11 weeks i was and that because of that, there is not enough blood passing on to the baby :( i was scared and sad at the same time. its my 4 pregnancy and the other 3 were born perfectly fine. not sure what happened this time but doctor recommended 1 baby aspirin a day for a month to see if that help. i was still scared but after reading your blog i feel a lot better knowing its in my baby's best interest i take it. thanks and wish me luck!!

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netta Sep 21, 2013 05:50:05 PM ET

Can i try baby asp with clomid?

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Niecy Feb 4, 2013 12:26:23 PM ET

I been on asprin for 2yrs now for health reason.but ovrall im a 31yr healty female no clottin issues no miscarriage and a mother of 2 12yr n 9 yr should i stop takin meds while ttc advice

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Liz Aug 3, 2011 08:16:33 PM ET

I had miscarriage about a year ago and was toled that it was due to antiphospholipd antibodies even though i was taking low dose aspirin. so aspirin it not always enough.

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alexc146 Mar 13, 2011 06:15:41 PM ET

Very nice site!

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alexf248 Jan 19, 2011 03:38:22 AM ET

Very nice site!

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Nicole Aug 29, 2010 02:23:15 PM ET

Thank you so much for sharing. i suffered a miscarriage three years ago. i am now 31 years old and we are wanting to ttc here soon. i'm hoping that this may help. i've talked to my doc and she agreed that it could help. will keep you posted of course.

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chantel Feb 23, 2010 08:26:29 PM ET

To tanya: taking aspirin for prolonged periods of time can cause ulcers in the stomach. aspirin thins the blood as well, which is why it is not allowed before or after surgeries. i work in a hospital, please be careful whilst taking this medication "daily".. try to take breaks of it (ie one month on, one month off, etc).

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Tanya Dec 9, 2009 03:48:16 PM ET

Thanks i started taking baby aspirin for almost 2 months now and i finally have a normal 3 day period ..before i bleed only 1 day which was not normal for me thanks again...& i hope to get pregnant again soon. tanya

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