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baby aspirin - does it help?

Did anyone take baby aspirin to help for implantation? How long did you take and did it help?
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I did take baby aspirin with my dd and am taking it now while we TTC our 2nd.  It is hard to say if it helped since we were on other fertility meds as well (not sure which one exactly did the trick) but it certainly did not hurt.  I took it while we were TTC and up until the 8th week or so of pregnancy (maybe even until week 12 - I can't remember exactly).
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yes it is supposed to be very good for trying to conceive. i will copy paste what i read about it. i just started taking it myself a few days ago.
just one tiny 81mg of baby asprin.

Why take baby aspirin?
Well, I believe it does suppress natural killer cells in the uterus, so it is used for those with immune problems. It has other effects on the immune system that I don't fully understand - I will try to find out more. But, it also improves blood flow to the ovaries, improving follicle development, and improves blood flow to the uterus, improving the quality of the uterine lining. This increases the odds that implantation will be successful. Also, during pregnancy, it will help to prevent mc or fetal demise in those prone to blood clots. Having blood clots form in the placenta and/or umbilical cord in the cause of many of these pg losses.

There's a great article in People magazine (the one with Di on the cover) about a women who had failed many IVF, presumably due to a weak uterine lining. Her sister agreed to be a surrogate but they also decided to give both women a few embryos. They both got pregnant. They said they don't know why this worked when all other attempts had failed but they think it was due to her starting to take baby aspirin 2 weeks before the transfer.

A good friend of mine just got pregnant after 10+ years of infertility (PCOS). It was a complete surprise. They were even using condoms!! But, they only thing different she did was she started taking daily aspirin for an unrelated reason several weeks before conception!

My clinic has also given their blessing for me to take it.

So, in light of this recent evidence, I am now an advocate for its use!

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HI Jenn,

Thank you for the info...Do you take it everyday?
Thank you Chris
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hey chris----yes i take one a day. I always wonder if one is enough because they are SO small. I asked my doctor this morning and she said YES. I wonder why she didnt suggest it herself. Who knows :)

Best of luck to ya !
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I just finished with my IVF cycle (over 6 weeks preggers now!) and they had me on baby aspirin right up until I took the Beta test to see if I was pregnant.  I took it daily.
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I am also taking one daily.  I told them I had a headache yesterday & asked If I could use that & they said "ABSOLUTELY NOT"  So make sure you listen to your Dr.  I can only take 1 per day.
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its the first time l am hearing about baby aspirin.l have had two failed implantation and my dr never mentioned baby aspirin to me. l was using progynova and vaginal progesteron. is progynova the same as baby aspirin? l am waiting to get 2 frozen embryo transfer. those will be the last ones from my first ivf and l really hope it works out this time.good luck to everyone
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After three failed ivf my nurse mention something about baby aspirin and acuppunture. However these things are not in the protocol. I guess I will be taking baby asprin - I have to try everything. One a day ,81mg, three weeks before trf of my snow babies. Good luck to you too.
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My RE hasn't mentioned baby aspirin, but from reading your posts, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt, and may even help.  I'm starting my first ever IVF cycle.  Have two children already, and haven't ever miscarried, but I'm wondering if I can persuade my RE to prescribe me this medicine.  I hope so.  After my IUIs for my son and daughter, I used progesterone pesseries and progynova only.  
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i had 2 MC's and went to  RE.  he put me on one 81mg aspirin a day and progesterone supps.  i got pregnant and the pregnancy was full term this time.  not sure if the aspirin or progesterone had anything to do with it but the RE said it is good to take but only prior to getting pregnant and up to your 12th week, after that stop.
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I spoke to the nurse at my clinic today to ask about baby aspirin.  She said that it wouldn't be part of my protocol, and wasn't necessary in my case.  She said it is only used for women who have suffered MCs.  So, I guess I shall stick with what has been successful for me in the past.  I'm still going to read up on it on the net, as I go in and collect my drugs on the 15th.

Good Luck everyone still trying!!!!
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Don't believe everything told to you.  Aspirin does help women w/ clotting d/o's, thus causing mc's, but it also increases blood supply to ovaries increasing their production and increasing the uterine wall lining...  it can't hurt.  i tried 12 months to get preggo @ 32 y/o and the month i used baby asa~poof pregnant.  I used it this month and i had some of the strongest ovulation pains since b4 i got pregnant.  Discuss your options w/ a physician or RE, nurses don't know everything.  
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Aspirin Studies

Recently, a number of different studies have been performed on the use of aspirin to increase fertility. Women who had experienced multiple miscarriages and who were undergoing IVF treatment were given low doses of aspirin daily. Subsequent pregnancy rates were then compared to pregnancy rates produced by women who received no aspirin therapy. Surpisingly, more than 45% of those women taking aspirin during treatment became pregnant, while only 28% of those women not taking aspirin were able to conceive.

Recent aspirin studies also show that aspirin may be helpful in increasing pregnancy rates in all women. Aspirin appears to increase the activity of the ovaries, allowing them to release multiple eggs during ovulation. It also appears to increase blood flow to the uterus, allowing for a thicker and healthier uterine lining
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Hi there,

that is very interesting to know. My clinic say's I'm only allowed to take panadol and stay away from anything else. I think I'm going to try the aspirin. My next effort will be my fourth cycle so anything is worth a shot.
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I'm in 2WW already, my transfer was 3 days ago. I wonder if I can start taking baby aspirin now and if it would have the same effect? My Dr never told me about that either :(
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Hi, was reading the posts and they are all very interesting. I took baby aspirin with my last cycle (FET in Dec) and got a bfn. I would be keen to try it again cos dont think it can hurt and i have now had a miscarriage and 2 failed icsi cycles. Does anyone know, should i be taking it for the next few months til i can start treatment again or do i just take it when tx begins?

Good luck to you all.

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I have MTHFR A1289C & Factor V Lieden - both Heterozygous & my doctors have stated that having both or either will not significantly increase my risks for infertility.  I believe differently.  

I know is that I had 7 unsuccessful IUI cycles when a blood clot appeared.  I was instructed to take Ibuprofin (confirmed I was not pregnant) for a week to alleviate the pain & thin my blood.  I continued taking 81mg (baby) aspirin blood thinners up until the next IUI - which was successful.  After learning I was pregnant, I was referred to a hemotologist who tested me & came to the above diagnosis.  He instructed me to stay on 81mg aspirin until week 36.  I did & had no complications related to staying on the aspirin.  I wholeheartedly believe that aspirin was the reason for my success.
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