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Baby Asprin and Royal Jelly

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samk15 Thu 31-Mar-16 16:56:10


Just wanted to ask a quick question.

I had 2 consecutive mmc last year and we are now ttc. Because of my age I have have had the hormone tests DVD had a scan, all with normal results. The doctor has offered progesterone next time I am pg which I will take. I am curious about the baby Asprin though, has anyone just put themselves on it? I figured it couldn't hurt but I just wanted to get an idea of people's experiences. Also I have seen some people taking Royal jelly supplements.

Thank you. Sending positive vibes to everyone smile

samk15 Thu 31-Mar-16 16:57:19

*and not DVd!

FozBoz Thu 31-Mar-16 21:01:50

Sorry for your mcs Samk, just wanted to bump this as I would also be interested to hear people's experiences- I had a 2nd mmc two weeks ago and am looking to try again asap.

I've also heard of higher dose folic acid being helpful. Research evidence is mixed/ inconclusive but these all seem fairly harmless and I'm prepared to take anything that might help!

samk15 Thu 31-Mar-16 22:23:58

Ah I'm sorry to hear that Foz. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. You just can't quite believe it's happening again can you. It's made me quite scared about getting pg again but I want a baby so very much.

I've been taking high dose folic acid for over a year as I am diabetic ( but a well controlled one!) I guess it's not going to hurt to go in a higher dose. Maybe your gp will put you on a higher dose.

I'm really in 2 minds about the Asprin. I can't see it doing any real harm but be nice to get some feedback.

Earlyday Fri 01-Apr-16 17:29:50

Im on baby asprin as I'm pregnant following 4 miscarriages. I had to get a prescription - not sure why as I can buy higher dose asprin with no prescription. I'm in Ireland so it might be different in the UK.

samk15 Fri 01-Apr-16 19:32:51

Thanks early, I think I might speak to the doctor next time I see her. It's difficult to know what to do for the best and I am the worst at over analysing things!
Hope the pregnancy is going well.

LoopiusMaximus Fri 01-Apr-16 19:53:59

Lots of pregnant ladies are advised to take a baby dose (75mg) of aspirin daily if they are classed as having a 'high risk' pregnancy of have suffered a previous mc. It apparently makes the uterus more favourable when trying to conceive, helps with blood flow to the cord, decreases mums risk of pre-eclampsia and also helps those who are at risk of having a baby with poor growth in pregnancy and subsequently a baby with low birth weight. I personally wouldn't hesitate to take it but I'd consult your doctor first. They normally advise you to stop at around 32 weeks. Lots of ladies take it after having previous mc and go on to have successful pregnancies - it may be worth doing a bit of research.

I was prescribed it in my second pregnancy as my cord wasn't working properly in my first pregnancy which made baby stop growing and resulted in a pre-term induction. I had a healthy second pregnancy.

Primaryteach87 Fri 01-Apr-16 20:13:24

I took baby aspirin on advice, but with no evidence of blood issues more as a 'it can't hurt'. It was my successful pregnancy following 4 miscarriages. I was also on progesterone. The important thing is to tell your midwife/doctor and to stop talking them a few weeks before birth as they could cause a haemorrhage if you take them too close to birth. I think I stopped at 32 weeks...but ask a doctor.

LBOCS2 Fri 01-Apr-16 20:22:13

I was advised to take baby aspirin in this pregnancy by my consultant as I had preeclampsia last time - as a poster upthread said, I was told to stop taking it at about 34 weeks as it can increase your blood loss during delivery if you take it for too long.

I just bought mine OTC; didn't seem worth wasting NHS resources to have it prescribed.

samk15 Fri 01-Apr-16 20:58:11

Thank you so much for your replies. I really appreciate it. Really pleased to hear that you got happy endings!

I'm happy to buy it otc, i will double check with doc on Monday. I'm diabetic so don't want to complicate things.

Did you take it when ttc or when you got pg?

samk15 Fri 01-Apr-16 21:00:43

Primary next time I will be taking progesterone too so at least it gives me a fair chance.

Chrisinthemorning Fri 01-Apr-16 21:03:11

Care fertility advised against royal jelly so I would avoid that.
Good luck flowers

Solongtoshort Sat 02-Apr-16 09:23:15

I had 3 miscarriages in 2014, was advised to take aspirin and now l have an almost 5 month old, l continued taking my aspirin until the end of my pregnancy with no trouble. You pay less than £1 for about 75 tablets, l was also on the higher dose folic acid as l stopped taking it after my third and worst miscarriage.

I think there are loads of positive's in taking aspirin. Good luck.

Sorry for your loses.

samk15 Sat 02-Apr-16 20:57:04

Thank you for replying Solong. Did you start taking Asprin while ttc? Or after you got pg.

Solongtoshort Mon 04-Apr-16 15:59:25

I took the aspirin from the date we stated, we had blood test's on the 12th of Feb and l knew l ovulated around the 25th so l bought some and then as l only have/had a 3 week cycle l knew by the 22nd of March as l had tested positive and then the next 8 months were long.

Good luck.

Jsy123 Mon 04-Apr-16 21:19:43

I'm sorry for your losses sad. I miscarried my first and second pregnancies, both were mmc discovered at 11 & 6.5 weeks. I decided to put myself on baby aspirin after the second miscarriage, I just felt like I had to do something 'different'. I fell pregnant a third time straight after the second miscarriage (before I'd even had a period) and that pregnancy was successful. I took baby aspirin throughout the whole pregnancy. If i ever decide to try for another I'll take it again. I can't be sure if made the difference but I also can't be sure it didn't. Good luck

bananafish81 Mon 04-Apr-16 23:25:07

I'm so very sorry for your losses

I had all the thrombophilia tests before my IVF cycle, so it's unlikely my recent miscarriage was related to any clotting disorders (the tissue testing will hopefully give us some answers as to what the cause was), however we are almost certainly going to treat with aspirin and Clexane just for belt and braces. The NHS will do the thrombophilia testing for recurrent miscarriage, so it's worth asking your GP, as a kindly GP may agree to the tests after 2 losses.

We will also be adding in steroids and intralipids to cover off any possible immune reaction, although the NHS doesn't support immunes treatment for miscarriage, so it's only available privately sad

My sister in law had a miscarriage last year and saw my Dr, who advised her to take a baby aspirin and prescribed her progesterone pessaries, to take both if and when she got a positive test. Wishing you lots of luck xx

samk15 Tue 05-Apr-16 17:05:43

Thankyou Jay, Solong, bananafish and everyone else who has replied. Seems like a lot of us have to got through the horror of miscarriages, it's desperately sad.

I have decided to start with the Asprin as there seems to be more positives than negatives associated with taking it. I feel, as many other ladies feel, that it just might help!

I am not familiar with clexane bananafish, what is that for?

bananafish81 Tue 05-Apr-16 17:08:40

Clexane is a form of heparin - it's a blood thinning injection xx

samk15 Tue 05-Apr-16 18:13:51

Ah ok thank you. Can I take you to the doctors with me next time??!! smileYou clearly know what you are talking about about ( although I wish you didn't have to) Bless you, I hope that everything goes well next time. Xx

bananafish81 Thu 07-Apr-16 18:13:06

Likewise sam!

Wishing you all the very best of luck with TTC and any future pregnancies flowers

frowner Tue 12-Apr-16 23:05:02

I was advised by professor Quenby at the RMC in Coventry not to take aspirin as it can interfere with implantation. As far as I'm aware they do not prescribe there. I find it all very confusing as lots of women seem to have taken it with positive outcomes.

TheCake Fri 15-Apr-16 09:08:55

I've had three failed IVF and three miscarriages from natural conception. I'm currently pregnant (17 weeks tomorrow) having never gone further than 5 weeks. I decided to take aspirin myself (did so after I found out I was pregnant and not before) even though they could find no real reason why I miscarried previously. My consultant supports this and since 13 weeks I have also been injecting Clexane as they are worried their may be issues with the placenta implanting (it's just a precaution). Misscarriages are such awful things and my heart goes out to everyone who has experienced one. bananafish hope you are doing ok, I remember you from the antenatal board. Good to see you have an action plan in place for your next round of IVF xx

squizita Mon 18-Apr-16 15:49:48

Be very very careful with aspirin if you are NOT diagnosed with a clotting condition. For obvious reasons it's dangerous - it's an anti-coagulant and can actually raise the risk of bleeding.

I was on aspirin for my rainbow baby (with heparin) but have a diagnosed condition.

squizita Mon 18-Apr-16 15:54:29

Frowner they give aspirin after implantation with heparin at St Marys and I know some people who have had it at Prof Quenby's too.

Many of us with Hughes diagnosed via miscarriage end up on it on-and-off for life. If you need it for pregnancy, it means you 'need it' rather than it being a cure-all for pregnancy IYSWIM - you have a clotting condition, which causes miscarriages - rather than your losses being indipendent of other health issues.

It's just that miscarriage is one of the commonest ways for coagulation issues to be diagnosed: it's just ONE of the reasons. If you need aspirin, the issue is with clotting affecting the placenta - you'd probably end up going to St Marys. If you have a thyroid issue, NK cells, low iodine, cervical weakness etc etc .... aspirin is not appropriate for that and would affect the placenta by making the blood too loose.

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