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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 09:28 AM   1
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Low Blood flow to the uterus


Hey everyone I just turned 12 weeks today.

Yesterday I went to the fetal assessment office to have my first trimester screening done. While I was there the girl who was doing to sonogram checked the baby and said he/she was fine and looked good. But after looking around more she noticed that the blood flow to my uterus is low. She showed me how as it goes in threw the tubs it has what she said was a kick back and a little back flow due to the blood being thick. I am not a smoker, never have been. But that is what they normally see in smokers. Right after we were done she informs me that I will now need to take 81mg of aspirin once a day until I am 36 weeks to help thin out my blood.

After she was done I go and see the nurse to have my finger pricked for a little of blood and my vitals taken. My blood pressure was high, 171 over 79.

I see my regular Dr Monday and now have ton of questions for him. Until then I thought I would ask if anyone has had this? Or know more about it? I know search the Internet I can find all sorts of stuff but I don't want to work myself up too much over this.

If there is low blood flow to the uterus that means low blood flow to the placenta right? I would assume this would cause the baby would be on the smaller side.

Thank you for any help!!



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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 09:40 AM   2
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I'm pretty sure they prescribe aspirin for people with thick blood as it can cause miscarriage and also low birth weight and other complications. Baby aspirin has no bad effects for baby I don't think but can help greatly.
I was told this from my dr about my miscarriages but I didn't need to take anything in the end.
Hope all goes ok x



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 14:58 PM   3
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I took baby aspirin during my 2nd, 3rd and 4th pregnancy. My first was stillborn but as no cause was identified they gave me baby aspirin "just in case". I do not have "sticky" blood.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 16:27 PM   4
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I think it may make u at risk for pre eclampsia especially with the elevated bp. Be sure to see your doc ASAP to discuss but a reduced blood flow to uterus and elevated bp are all ore e signs... You are way too early on though... Not sure..I had pre e I. My last pregnancy and it was an absolute nightmare. Please try to prevent if u can, take the aspirin xx



 
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 09:14 AM   5
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I am taking the aspirin. I trust they wouldn't Tell me to do somthing unsafe. I had sings of pre e with my first but the dr never said I had it. Monday is when I see him next. I am just trying to wait it out and have all my questions ready for him.



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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 09:34 AM   6
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During my last pregnancy I suffered with bad flow to the baby. It caused quite severe iugr and my son was delivered at 34 weeks weighing 2lb 7oz. He was very poorly because if the iugr and sadly didn't make it home from nicu. It can be serious, but it's good they've spotted it early. I imagine from 20 weeks they'll want you back for regular growth scans uf the flow hasn't improved, to check for iugr. It can be a sign of a failing placenta, but don't worry about that just yet. Have they said if they want you back before 20 weeks?? This time, I started on aspirin as soon as we started ttc. I wasn't diagnosed with sticky/thick blood, but they do believe it can help the blood flow through the cord. Hopefully as its been picked up early, they can keep an eye on things and everything will be alright x



 
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Old Mar 3rd, 2013, 14:06 PM   7
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During my last pregnancy I suffered with bad flow to the baby. It caused quite severe iugr and my son was delivered at 34 weeks weighing 2lb 7oz. He was very poorly because if the iugr and sadly didn't make it home from nicu. It can be serious, but it's good they've spotted it early. I imagine from 20 weeks they'll want you back for regular growth scans uf the flow hasn't improved, to check for iugr. It can be a sign of a failing placenta, but don't worry about that just yet. Have they said if they want you back before 20 weeks?? This time, I started on aspirin as soon as we started ttc. I wasn't diagnosed with sticky/thick blood, but they do believe it can help the blood flow through the cord. Hopefully as its been picked up early, they can keep an eye on things and everything will be alright x
They told me To come back at 19 weeks. They said it was routine as a flow up and for the gender.



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