Baby aspirin?

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  1. Louise2013

    Louise2013 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Are any of you taking baby aspirin daily to aid either conception or have taken it daily during a successful pregnancy? Especially after miscarriage?

    I'd be interested to know if either this was doctor recommended or on your own volition/after your own research?

    i'm wondering as I've had 2 miscarriages but doc won't investigate until i've had another.....advice was 'don't worry about it, nothing you can do to stop it, come back if it happens again.' Becoming my own gp now it seems to try and at least be in some way pro-active!


    Thanks, Lou

    Xxx
     
  2. Vickimo

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    Hey, I've been taking baby aspirin since my BFP with this pregnancy. I was referred for further testing after my second MC but decided to keep trying anyway and got my 3rd BFP before my appt date. I decided to start taking it based on my own research and figured it couldn't do any harm and I'm now at 22 weeks (previous two lost around 9 weeks). I don't know if it's made a difference or if it was always just meant to be this time but I like the thought that I'm actually doing something.

    Good luck xx
     
  3. Louise2013

    Louise2013 Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow! Huge congrats to you, that's lovely news!

    I'm relieved to hear you did it off your own back actually (as naughty as some peeps may think we are!) as i just find my gp, as lovely as she is, a bit ignorant when it comes to mc and pcos , but as she's not a specialist that's understandable, but not being referred for further advice is a bit wearing, so i am going to try and be as educated as i can and take things into my own hands for a bit. From what i can gather the dose is small enough that it cant harm a foetus, so with that in mind, i'm of the 'why not, it can only help in that case,' camp...... Lovely to hear such fab stories such as yours :) Xxx
     
  4. flisstebbs

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    I was advised to take aspirin after my 2nd mc. I went on to have 2 more though, even taking it, so it wasn't a magic cure for me. There is not supposed to be any harm from it, but knowing when to stop it once you get your bfp can be tricky.

    After my 3rd mc, i go tthe tests done. Only thing wrong was low vit d. I was told to take 2000units daily, and still am. Although i've been put on lots of other bits and bobs too, i know my consultant is convinced this is what has done the trick! Its worth looking at the research on it all though:

    https://sites.google.com/site/miscarriageresearch/
     
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  5. Louise2013

    Louise2013 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks flisstebbs, i'm thinking it's worth a shot, are you taking it now? Great news to see you're tri 2 now! I'm mainly worried about my progesterone level,notthat its ever been checked, but i do wonder, but again, gp isnt massively helpful so may try and see another about a test, or go private or something for the test. I just feel a bit in the dark. Not worried, i just like having all the info so i know what i'm dealing with, if anything......
     
  6. flisstebbs

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    Yes, i take aspirin up until 21 weeks when i have a special scan looking at the circulation in the umbilical cord. If its all normal, i can stop it then.

    My progesterone level was always fine, but this pg was the first time i'd tried the progesterone support. That link i sent you has been great for me, as you can look at a summary of all the trials on any particular medicine, supplement, nutrition, or anything else you can think of!!

    I think you'd struggle to get anyone other than a specialist to recommend progesterone support though. Its horrible when you've had 2 mc, i almost felt like i was marking time to the 3rd one to get help.
     
  7. Mummy2toddler

    Mummy2toddler Well-Known Member

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    I've had 2 miscarriages and was referred for tests lucky I know as it's usually after 3. Anyway everything came back ok but they adviced me to take baby aspirin while ttc about 4 days later I got my bfp so I didn't take it while ttc but I'm taking it while pregnant xxx
     
  8. Vickimo

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    It's only recently that I've started to think about when to stop taking it and I think everyone gets different advice. I think you just want it out of your system before delivery in case you bleed too much but I don't think it takes that long to get out of your system. I told my MW I'm taking it as part of my booking in appt and she said it was fine and that it can be taken during pregnancy for many different things. I thought I'd get a telling off but she was fine with it x
     
  9. cornishfairy

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    Can you just pick up baby aspirin in the supermarket? Never seen it before but wondering if it might be worth a try. I'll try anything now!! X
     
  10. Katkin72

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    I buy mine from the Boots pharmacy counter - dispersible 75mg. I don't think you can get it at low dose from a supermarket, but I may be wrong. I decided to start taking it as I'd heard it could help prevent mcs but I've had 2 further mcs whilst on it so not sure if it is helping me or not??! :-( I asked my GP for advice but he just said 'you could try it, it may help....' :wall:
     
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    Ah right. What strength are the normal tablets I wonder? Might just get those and break them up ;) I get very clotty periods often passing clots the size of what feels like pink pong balls so it may help with that if nothing else if it thins the blood a bit. X
     
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    *ping pong even...! ;)
     
  13. CTD

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    My sis got pregnant 2 months after taking baby aspirin - she has severe pcos

    I tried it but made me go all swollen so had to stop! :-( x
     
  14. Vickimo

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    Hey, I get my 75mg ones from Tesco. There in a yellow box and its about £1 for a months worth x
     
  15. Iwant3

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    I am taking it after 2 early miscarriages and a chemical! docs don't want to know -so taking on my own decision and after my own reading.

    I take 80mg a day. Yet to know if it's doing any good.
     
  16. Mummy2toddler

    Mummy2toddler Well-Known Member

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    My mum got my baby aspirin from Tesco pharmacy and I'm taking 75mg as that's what I was told to take. I've read so many positive things about baby aspirin so it's given me some hope xx
     

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