According to new research, daily aspirin intake could help women become pregnant especially those who previously had miscarriage.
Researchers suggest that taking just 81 mg of aspirin daily may boost a woman’s likelihood of conception by decreasing systemic inflammation, improving the environment in which an embryo nourishes.
The study recruited nearly 1,250 women aged between 18 and 40 who had experienced miscarriage in the past 12 months. All of the participants had systemic inflammation. The investigators compared the study subjects with those who did not take aspirin daily.
The researchers discovered that those who took 81 mg of the drug each day were 17 percent more likely to conceive and become pregnant. In addition, they found that almost 20 percent more likely to have a successful birth.
These findings suggest that aspirin reduces systemic inflammation, making the womb a safer environment for the embryo to grow. After this study, the medical experts believe that any woman trying for a baby should take low-dose aspirin daily to boost their chances of conception.
Currently the use of low-dose aspirin is recommended after 12 weeks of gestation for women who are at high risk for pre-eclampsia. Majority of the healthcare workers said there is insufficient evidence to suggest all women should take aspirin regularly to improve chances of pregnancy.
Aspirin can produce a number of side effects such as gastrointestinal ulcers, internal bleeding and ringing in the ears. The drug can help prevent a clot-related stroke, it may increase risk of a bleeding stroke. In children, aspirin is not recommended for flu-like symptoms because of the risk of Reye’s syndrome.
Aspirin is a salicylate drug commonly used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. It is also used as an antiplatelet medication to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke among those who are at high risk. IMAGE/Getty Images