June 8, 2009

Can Low-Dose Aspirin Prevent Miscarriages?

You must be wondering if aspirin prevents miscarriages, why do they tell you to never take aspirin when you’re pregnant?

The truth is, the jury is still out on whether taking low-dose aspirin might benefit women who have had recurrent miscarriages but do not have a diagnosed thrombophilia disorder. Some studies have examined this notion and found no benefit to taking low-dose aspirin, while other studies have found possible benefit, and still other studies are still ongoing. Some studies are also investigating whether baby aspirin might be beneficial for other pregnancy complications, like growth restriction of the baby or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, but the verdicts are not yet in.