Asprin against miscarriage?

(18 Posts)
Victoria2002 Sun 09-Mar-14 14:05:31

I had a miscarriage recently and at the EPAU the nurse said "I'm not allowed to recommend this as it's not proven yet, but you might want to look into taking a baby dose of asprin on the day of a positive pregnancy test to help prevent miscarriage" can anyone tell me more?

So sorry for your loss.

Absolutely shocked that she told you that tbh.
I've had 3 consecutive mcs recently, the 3rd I took baby aspirin.
As soon as I went into the scan to see if I was all clear, the nurse told me to come off it immediately as the consultant wouldn't ever prescribe it.
Have seen the said professor Quenby in the meantime and she told me not to take it, I'm now on cyclogest pesseries after a month off. I got a bfp yesterday, so am waiting to see if it works.
I'd get your bloodwork done personally as it can har a negative effect against implantation.

Louisasb Sun 09-Mar-14 21:25:56

Well I was told by a miscarriage specialist to take it and confirmed myself by lots of reading online.

Either way it will not hurt the baby or you as a small dose.

I took it from conception until just before birth as recommended by consultant.

It was a miracle for us as now have ds,22 months. I had 3 miscarriages previously and he was the one I had aspirin with.

Might be a coincidence but worth a try as no harm done.

I think the nurse was great to tell you that as definitely being more supported in research now that it helps.

You only take 75mg a day of baby aspirin. They won't see you or do blood work until y have had 3 miscarriages so it's worth a go!

Oriunda Sun 09-Mar-14 21:34:06

I was on clexane during every pregnancy (it's standard medication for a lot of IVF treatment) and switched to baby aspirin after 22 weeks for my last, successful, one.

I tested +ve for a clotting disorder (very common) hence the clexane but baby aspirin was recommended to me by the NHS consultant as she wasn't keen on the clexane.

MissYamabuki Sun 09-Mar-14 21:43:21

My friend had two miscarriages, 12 and 9 weeks. due to age she was sent to miscarriage clinic. The consultant put her on daily baby aspirin, she is now 28weeks, all scans clear. I know of somebody else who had 5 consecutive miscarriages and had a healthy baby after being prescribed the same. Different hospitals / healh boards.

Not sure what the science behind it is but i didn't realise it was controversial!

Godd luck btw smile

If a consultant tells you that's a different matter, but a nurse, no.
You can request blood work to be done regardless of how many mcs you have had when it comes to being prescribed a drug. Yes, you can just buy it yourself, but you are better to be safe and have it because you have been advised properly to have it as it can have a reverse effect.
Good luck whatever you decide.

bakingtins Mon 10-Mar-14 08:28:06

I'm another one told categorically by consultant not to take aspirin. Recent research indicates it can interfere with implantation and should only be taken to treat specific diagnosed clotting problems, usually in combination with heparin.
MC is very common but it's only 1% of couples who have recurrent miscarriages and only a proportion of those will have clotting disorders. Most miscarriages are due to chromosome defects in the embryo and you are likely to be fine in a subsequent pregnancy whatever you do.
Sorry for your loss and good luck.

Victoria2002 Mon 10-Mar-14 14:19:34

Thanks for all the advice. I tried previously searching online and found lots of info about asprin causing miscarriage, not preventing. The nurse was pretty coy about the advice and clear that it was unofficial and something I might like to research. It WAS said though alongside a speech about how I 'd done nothing wrong and my baby was just. "Chromosomically incompatible with life"...

momb Mon 10-Mar-14 14:33:52

Please don't take aspirin while you're pregnant. It's not even recommended for children under 12 any more.

AntiDistinctlyMinty Mon 10-Mar-14 14:40:43

As a pharmacist, I'd say that unless you're specifically told to take it by a consultant for clotting problems, please don't take aspirin while you're pregnant. It can cause all kinds of problems which increase the risk of MC. It's only effective as a MC deterrent when clotting is/was the reason for the MC in the first place. In those cases a consultant who is familiar with your case/notes will make a qualified judgement as to whether you're more at risk with or without it.

TinyTear Mon 10-Mar-14 14:56:34

I was actually told by my consultant at the RMC not to take it...

But an interesting question is what is baby aspirin as children can't take it until they are 12...

AntiDistinctlyMinty Mon 10-Mar-14 16:07:23

It's 75mg aspirin. It used to be what was given to children in place of the standard 300mg adults took. It hasn't been used for children for years but the name stuck. It leads to a lot of confusion though when we tell people their eight year old can't take a 'baby' medicine!

TinyTear Mon 10-Mar-14 20:25:34

Ah thanks.

allisgood1 Mon 10-Mar-14 20:59:12

I was told (2 years ago) to take it but only from 6 weeks, no earlier. Same this time (no longer taking as 14 weeks).

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 10-Mar-14 21:09:06

A very good friend of mine swears by aspirin, as a way of preventing miscarriage. She had several miscarriages in a row (5 or 6) and then someone (I don't actually know who), told her to take a small dose of aspirin as soon as she got her next BFP. She did, and the pregnancy continued until the birth of her DD at full term.

I would never recommend it to anyone though, because I have no idea why it works - or even if it actually does make a difference. I do know how aspirin works in relation to blood & clotting though, so would always recommend people to get proper medical advice.

MissHobart Wed 19-Mar-14 11:46:27

Since my second mc I've been talking 75mg aspirin a day just as a precaution, I don't think it's going to do ahh harm even if I don't have a clotting disorder, it's such a small dose.

You're not told to stop taking aspirin as a painkiller when ttc or PG and the normal doses are 300/600mg every four hours, so a small daily dose is almost nothing!

bakingtins Wed 19-Mar-14 12:19:33

NHS advice on aspirin which states that you should not take aspirin as a painkiller whilst pregnant or TTC (paracetamol instead) and that low dose aspirin should only be taken in pregnancy on the advice of a doctor.

MissHobart Wed 19-Mar-14 17:58:43

Ahh, I stand corrected! Thanks Tins! smile

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