Can Aspirin Help with Pregnancy Loss?

Repeated early pregnancy loss is hard on women eager to start or add children to their family. Because aspirin can boost your immune and circulatory systems, researchers at Emory University and the National Institutes of Health asked whether aspirin can help reduce early pregnancy loss.

Trialing low-dose (81 mg) aspirin in 1,227 women with previous first trimester pregnancy loss, researchers observed that low-dose aspirin prior to conception and through week 36 of pregnancy for at least 5 of 7 days per week led to 8 more pregnancies, 15 more live births, and 6 fewer pregnancy losses for every 100 women in the trial.

Also, the benefits of aspirin were stronger if women began taking it before pregnancy, and of less benefit if they started it after the 6th gestational week.

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