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November 5th, 2013, 11:11 AM
MelChicago MelChicago is offline
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Leia, yes, she did say something about it- preventing the collapse/blockage of small blood vessels particularly in the placenta, as well as preventing pre-eclampsia. I too was being a bit surprised at the length of time. (My RE also was ambivalent about taking aspirin at all and said he'd leave it up to my OB)

But after some research, I've found this isn't an unusual thing at all, and has been shown to have good outcomes in low doses. Here are a few articles I found about it:

The Fetal Medicine Foundation / Prevention of preeclampsia by aspirin

Cardiac function in fetuses and newborns... [Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1994] - PubMed - NCBI

And most importantly this study, which hasn't yet put out final results...

Epidemiology Branch (EB)

But preliminary results (which involved women taking low-dose thru 36 weeks) showed no increased risk of complications but some improved live birth success rates with use of low-dose aspirin (here's an article about the preliminary results:

Aspirin May Up Chance for Baby After Miscarriage
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