I have been on 75mg of asprin since 20 weeks due to blood pressure problems in my last pregnancy (suspected pre-e). I am supposed to see the consultant again at 36 weeks, but due to the hospital messing up I will not be seen until the end of this week when I am 37 weeks.
I am slightly concerned about the delay to my appointment as I have read online that women are told to stop taking asprin between 34-36 weeks. I was given no advice about when to stop, and if this baby comes early like ds1 (37 weeks) I don't know if it would have time to leave my system or the implications of this
Can someone please tell me what their consultants have told them to do?
I had a midwife appointment when I was 34 weeks pregnant but they didn't say anything and I didn't think to ask at the time. I have already taken one today but may stop taking them from tomorrow as my bp is perfect at the moment x
Oooo this has got me wondering now. I'm 37 weeks, and due for my c-section in 2 weeks and ive not been told anything about when to stop taking them. I only got put on them about 2 weeks ago (to help thin the blood).
What's the reason they say not to take them after 36 weeks??
Hey girlys,ive been takin aspirin from day one of BFP xx
Also i am on clexane which thins blood and im taking that up until 6 weeks after labour,so some consultants may want you to keep taking aspirin so i wouldnt worry,but i would either contact ur midwife's or consultant to ask
I am wondering the same Sara. Surely if most women have been advised to stop before 36 weeks then there is a reason for this, as it appears to be common practice. I hope your induction goes well x
I noticed you are in Oxfordshire too eve Is Miss Black your consultant?
I will definately be ringing the hospital tomorrow to check if they just forgot to mention or if I should carry on, as soon as I know I will update here. The reason why aspirin is probably stopped at about 36-37 weeks is to make sure the blood is not too thin if the baby comes through induction or c-section once we are full term...as obviously we are taking aspirin due to some complication which usually would mean having baby anytime once we are 37 weeks..because if the blood is too thin then there will be problems with sudden op or bleeding after labour if it cannot clot...
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