+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    377
    Thanks
    129
    Thanked
    129
    Reviews
    0

    Default Taking aspirin when at risk of pre-eclampsia

    Hey Ladies,

    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.

  2. #2
    rainbow road's Avatar
    rainbow road is offline look at the stars, look how they shine for you
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    in a glass case of emotion
    Posts
    12,442
    Thanks
    1,195
    Thanked
    8,102
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I did. I was already taking aspirin as per my fertility clinic protocol so I just stayed on it until 36 weeks. It was mostly annoying remembering to take it!

    I didn't develop PE though who knows if that was because I was never going to or the aspirin or whatever. It certainly didn't hurt.

    With my second pregnancy I just stayed on it until about 34 weeks because no one could tell me whether or not I should stop!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    3,741
    Thanks
    1,473
    Thanked
    1,185
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I have never actually heard they can see if you're at risk via a scan, something that should be used more often I think.
    I'm only 6 weeks and my OB has recommended that I start taking aspirin depending on my BP at my next appointment. His reasoning was that they've found a link between aspirin keeping high blood pressure at bay/helping. I've never suffered PE but have suffered pregnancy induced hyper tension with my last 2.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10,339
    Thanks
    3,255
    Thanked
    6,281
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I would ask them to explain what puts you in the high risk category. You have every right to know why someone is suggesting you take aspirin.

    If it was me, I'd start taking the low dose aspirin (as it's been recommended by two different sources) and just ask lots of questions at your 17 week appointment.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1,916
    Thanks
    1,210
    Thanked
    589
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    @SurferGalGC i believe part of the blood test that they do for your NT can measures the amount of PAPP-A in your blood and can indicate a higher risk of the possibility of developing PE.

    100mg of asprin is a very small dose (baby asprin) and can help increase blood flow and decrease the chance of clotting.

    I am on the same dose and started at 14 weeks. Alot of ladies take it, especially after recurrent miscarriages.

    If you are unsure, do you have another doctor you can ask?

    Maybe @M'LadyEm or @JR03 can help more.

    (Apologies if i have gotten any of the above info incorrect)

  6. #6
    rainbow road's Avatar
    rainbow road is offline look at the stars, look how they shine for you
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    in a glass case of emotion
    Posts
    12,442
    Thanks
    1,195
    Thanked
    8,102
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Oh - so my hospital was doing a study into placental blood flow and it's correlation with PE, which is what flagged me as high risk. My bloods were fine (Papp-a etc). It was all a bit vague and sketchy from memory.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    225
    Thanked
    297
    Reviews
    0
    I developed PE in my first pregnancy at 26 weeks. There was no indication at my 12 week scan that I'd get it. In my subsequent pregnancies I was put on baby aspirin to avoid getting PE again and didn't end up getting it. Not sure if the aspirin was the reason but there's absolutely no harm in taking it. It's a low dose and like PPs have mentioned, can help with blood flow. PE is awful and dangerous, if I knew I was at a heightened risk of getting it I wouldn't hesitate.
    Btw, my ob said that it should be taken with calcium to help prevent PE. I don't know - might want to check with your own doc about whether it's necessary.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,063
    Thanks
    404
    Thanked
    966
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Do you know if it was the scan or blood results? If it was low Papp-a as mentioned above it does lead to a higher risk of developing PE. Depends on the level. I had quite a low level and did get PE, I wasn't on aspirin. If I get pregnant again I've been advised to take it.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    623
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked
    285
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I'm taking aspirin (was already on it to help fall pregnant and it worked), but continued until my midwife appointment. Had high blood pressure, but not PE. However obstetrician told me to stay on aspirin and take it in combination with 1000mg of calcium and high dose folate to prevent PE.
    32 weeks now and blood pressure has been behaving

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,850
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,424
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I had preeclampsia and I'd do anything o could to avoid it. They call it "baby" aspirin. It's meant to help blood flow.

    It doesn't hurt to get second, third opinions. I wish I had a heads up during my early pregnancy.
    I ended up severe delivering at 32w.

    Wishing you a healthy pregnancy


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-08-2016, 11:54
  2. Should I take aspirin?
    By MrsDL in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 20-06-2016, 14:43
  3. High risk NT, low risk harmony: CVS?
    By LJs Mum in forum Pregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-04-2016, 13:07

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Hills Swimming
Swim with your friends and you will all get a 33% discount!* We have programs to suit all ages and abilities, with small classes held in our warm indoor 25 metre pool. Highly qualified teachers, and award winning programs. *conditions apply
featured supporter
Hills Swimming Kenthurst
Located in the beautiful suburb of Kenthurst and boasts a heated 25m pool. We conduct world-leading Baby and Parent Classes, Preschool Classes, School Age and Squad Training. Our classes are small, our service personal and our quality of the highest.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!