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brazil nuts, pineapple juice and an aspirin each day for sucessful conception

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Littlestarsweeper Sun 14-Aug-05 14:23:10

Anyone else heard of this or tried it. I was surfing some of the fertility web sites and this came up time and time again. Might give it a whirl but has anyone got any advise on the aspirin part as I have always avoided them.

Jen1209 Sun 14-Aug-05 17:07:37

Hi, my SIL has to take an aspirin a day whilst ttc as her blood is too thick and the foetus (sp?) cannot get enough oxygen (she has had at least 4 m/c). This is all I know about the link between aspirin + ttc. Obv Aspirin thins the blood so it may well work....

Sorry not much help!

Twiglett Sun 14-Aug-05 17:12:44

the aspirin is supposed to be low dosage (less than 81 mg) you have to ask specifically for this

Littlestarsweeper Sun 14-Aug-05 18:13:19

oh that is worth knowing twiggers as most on fertility webs have been saying 1/2 a tablet and some 1 tablet.

Twiglett Sun 14-Aug-05 18:17:41

just ask for baby aspirin and double check with pharmacist its under 81mg

Debbsywillgetherbeanie Mon 15-Aug-05 07:54:41

sorry to gate crash just on the asprin im a medical rep and its asprin dispersible 75mg you need hth x

Flossam Mon 15-Aug-05 08:11:47

Wouldn't be a great idea for me if I were having probs TTC, although it may well solve all my probs once and for all! Anaphylaxis to Brazil nuts wouldn't increase my chances of a baby I feel!

homemama Mon 15-Aug-05 10:21:04

Lol Flossam, just picturing you eating a handful of brazil nuts then BDing whilst shoving an epipen (sp?) in your thigh!
Sorry, I know nut allergies are serious things!

edodgy Mon 15-Aug-05 10:26:22

I have thrombophelia which means basically you have sticky blood and in pregnancy and it can cause a mc in early weeks and also makes you more prone to dvt i have to take 75 mg of dispersable asprin every day to thin my blood. I think it would be a good idea to ask your dr to do a blood test first to see if you have a blood conditon before you start taking low dose asprin though.

Littlestarsweeper Mon 15-Aug-05 10:45:59

is the dispersable thingy important. The last couple of days i have taken a quarter of an asprin which is 75mg?

Littlestarsweeper Mon 15-Aug-05 10:47:54

Edodgy, how did you know you may of had sticky blood. Was it just a process of elimination by the GP or are there other symptoms that indicated this could be the problem?

edodgy Mon 15-Aug-05 10:53:54

I only found out with this pregnancy they decided to test me for it when i had my booking in blood tests as i mentioned my mum had had a blood clot in her leg with her pregnancy with me and apparently it can be hereditary. Was annoyed with them actually as i only got the positive result back when i was 20 weeks pregnant and nobody had tested me when i was pregnant with my dd (now 2) even though i'd told them then about my mum's blood clot and i had a mc at 8 weeks in 2004 which was probably caused by this conditon. Apparently if you have this conditon you have a very high chance of mc a pregnancy so i guess ive been lucky to have had my dd and to have got to 25 weeks with this pregnancy.

edodgy Mon 15-Aug-05 10:55:30

Normally its only tested for if you have had recurrent mc though unless as in my case your mum or relative had it.

bubblerock Mon 15-Aug-05 11:00:22

You end up trying anything when you're desperate to get pregnant I went and bought Robittusin after hearing it thins your mucus (yuk)

Littlestarsweeper Mon 15-Aug-05 13:32:27

I know what you mean, i spent £400 on vitamins via Foresight to try and get pregnant with out ivf before I had ds AND drank and ate nothing but organic food. Cost a fortune.

Flossam Mon 15-Aug-05 13:34:33

Homemama, brings a whole new slant on the herion chic thing dosen't it?

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