Baby aspirin to prevent pre-eclampsia and placental abruption

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  1. bclaytonsc

    bclaytonsc Well-Known Member

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    Hi mamas,

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but I do have a question that pertains to the prevention of pregnancy complications.

    I am currently 17 weeks pregnant and my MFM and OB have recommended a single baby aspirin (81mg) daily for the remainder of my pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia and placental abruption. Has anyone else taken aspirin from the second tri to term?

    I did have two SCHs at 6 weeks pregnant and had a large amount of bleeding, but those have resolved now. I do have a very strong family history of placental abruption, including my mother, which led to me being born at 24 weeks.
     
  2. dairymomma

    dairymomma Well-Known Member

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    I've taken it from bfp til delivery with almost all of my pregnancies due to a history of SCHs in my first tri and recurrent miscarriages. I have a clotting disorder so it was recommended I take it for that as it may be a cause of my miscarriages. I've never heard of it being used to prevent placenta abruption so I'm no help there. But I have taken it right thru til the end of my pregnancies and been fine.
     
  3. bclaytonsc

    bclaytonsc Well-Known Member

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    dairymomma, thank you for your reply!! I am taking it along with my prenatal and hopefully all will be well. :) I just hadn't heard of that before so wasn't sure if many women had taken aspirin throughout their pregnancies.
     
  4. Suggerhoney

    Suggerhoney 41 and Pregnant :)

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    Hi hon
    I have been on it since I got my BFP.
    I had 4 early pregnancy losses last year so I was advised to start taking 75mg from BFP.

    I now have to continue to take it all the way through to prevent pre eclampsia.
    I had pre eclampsia with our 8 year old dd and a retained placenta.

    I also was on it throughout my pregnancy with DS.

    Very low dose aspirin anything from 75 to 150mg is very safe in pregnancy.
     
  5. bclaytonsc

    bclaytonsc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much! That makes me feel better. I've been taking 81mg daily which is the standard "baby aspirin" dose here.
     
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