My NT scan results showed that I'm at risk of developing pre-eclampsia. The scan place recommends that I take 100mg of aspirin daily from 16 wks (I'm 16 wks tomorrow).
My GP seemed a bit hopeless when helping me understand the results and she referred me onto the pregnancy unit at the hospital.
I got into the Midwifery Group Practice at the hospital but am not due to have my first appointment until 17 wks. I called my midwife to ask her advice though and she said that she was a bit cranky at the scan place I went to because they were giving similar results to lots of women based on findings that she didn't think we're supported. So she said, in her opinion, not to bother taking the aspirin.
About a week later, I got a call from the pregnancy unit at the hospital saying that they had reviewed my results and they agreed with the recommendation for me to take the aspirin.
So now I'm in two minds!
Has anyone else had similar results from their NT scan? Has anyone else taken aspirin to prevent pre-eclampsia? Is there any harm in taking it just in case?
How can they already tell that I'm at risk - from my understanding, pre-eclampsia doesn't develop until later in pregnancy? My blood pressure has been fine at all my checkups.