Aspirin during pregnancy
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Aspirin during pregnancy

Using aspirin during pregnancy to prevent preeclampsia
Using aspirin during pregnancy to prevent preeclampsia
Consumed regularly at a low dose, aspirin (firmly against-indicated from the sixth month of pregnancy) could prevent preeclampsia in pregnant women.

It is information which must be considered with caution: American researchers have now shown that a small but regular use of aspirin during pregnancy could reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia in the mother.

This pathology, quite common in pregnant women, is characterized by an abnormal increase in blood pressure. It usually occurs during the second half of pregnancy and is manifested through an increase in the level of proteins in the urine. Nevertheless, it is not a benign disease each year, approximately 20 mothers die due to pre-eclampsia and this disease is responsible for about one third of premature births .

If in doubt: the doctor’s opinion before taking any aspirin.

“Pregnant women who suffer from diabetes, chronic hypertension or obesity should regularly consume low-dose aspirin to prevent the development of preeclampsia, the consequences can be disastrous,” say researchers Care New England Hospital (US). Their findings were published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

However, taking aspirin is firmly against-indicated by the health authorities from the sixth month of pregnancy: there is a risk of cardiopulmonary and kidney defects for the baby. Same for all other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen or ketoprofen. Before the sixth month of pregnancy, the risk exists … but no study has scientifically demonstrated. The right reflex: seek the advice of your doctor before taking any drug!

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