Topic: Baby aspirin?
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May 10th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by MelChicago View Post
I take a daily low-dose aspirin under the advice of my OB and MFM specialist. I did a full RPL panel and did NOT test positive for any blood clotting disorders (with the exception of a single MTHFR mutation which is not thought to cause blood clotting). She said it's good for my heart, and in some women with recurrent loss seems to help, even when there's no clear "need" for it.

I haven't seen an RE, but I understood this was just something I could/should take daily, indefinitely. L-SBB, can you share the research about aspirin affecting your ability to ovulate?
I'll have to look to see if there's any articles online about it - I've had 2 different REs tell me the same thing though, that over time (so keep in mind the women they see are generally struggling with long term infertility, so we may not be talking 1-3 months, but rather taking it for 6 months, a year, multiple years) that aspirin has a negative effect on ovulation and can even stop you from ovulating. So at their practice, no one took aspirin continuously through a cycle - we always had a timeframe we started (and then stopped if pregnancy didn't occur) each cycle. In my case I started generally around 4DPO and stopped at 14DPO or when AF started, whichever was sooner), if pregnancy was confirmed then you continued to take daily.

ETA: here's one online article (I haven't tried to dig up the underlying medical journal report it references yet) that talks about it...interestingly apparently this concern also applies to other drugs like Advil too:

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