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Hi Linn! I'm taking baby aspirin! It's fairly common to help prevent possible clots. As far as I know, there are no side effects and it's totally safe as long as you take the "baby" version (81 mg) and not full-strength aspirin.
I am taking baby aspirin right now 80 mg everyday. I am 6 weeks and 1 day pregnant today, my ob/gyn prescribed me again to take this medicines to prevent blood clot. I was taking this also when I was pregnant to my first son 8 years ago. I was taking the baby aspirin right away after knowing I was pregnant and had been taking throughout the entire 9 months and my son is very normal and smart. I hope this will help.
I was told to take baby aspirin because I have a history of clotting. I just refused to take it because of the possible dangers. My doctor assured me that it was safe in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, but it didn't feel right with me. I know some people will think it is stupid to ignore a doctor's advice, but if there was a problem with my baby, I would have forever wondered if I had caused it.
I took it everyday until I delivered! I had to have an emergency c-section too and my doc had assured me before hand that if we need to do a section it was still ok for me to take the aspirin up until delivery. I have an MTHFR mutation that can cause clots and after 4 miscarriages I was willing to try anything! No harm here....DD is 13 months old and perfectly healthy!
Thank you for the feedback... I am feel more comfortable to take baby aspirin now...
I am 12 weeks 4 days today... Tomorrow I will have u/s... i have u/s every week since i was 6 weeks pregnant... July 14th will be my last u/s weekly then doctor will decide if she will see me monthly or weekly..
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