Low dose aspirin during pregnancy is often prescribed for women who have risk factors to develop a pregnancy associated disease that is called preeclampsia and that causes the blood pressure to rise to unsafe levels and also damages the kidney. This condition can advance to a potentially fatal disease for both mother and child that is called eclampsia. Risk factors for developing preeclampsia during pregnancy are having had preeclampsia in a prior pregnancy, diabetes, kidney disease, and chronic high blood pressure. Although studies have shown that some women at risk for preeclampsia can benefit from taking low dose aspirin during pregnancy, there is controversy about which women are the best candidates for this therapy, when it should start, and how long and how much aspirin should be taken.
Answer by mommy5409 at 7:26 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
I was told it wasn't safe to take asprin. Only acetaminophen.
Answer by Musicmom80 at 7:28 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by babyblue21 at 9:28 PM on Nov. 29, 2010