Aspirin and Fertility
on Oct 13, 2012
by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
Can the highly touted 'miracle drug' aspirin help with fertility? Find out the ways in which just one little aspirin a day may help.
Aspirin. We all have it in our medicine cabinets, and we take it now and then for a headache. Some of us take it daily to help prevent the chance of a heart attack. It has even been touted as a “miracle drug” in some cases! But, could something so simple, that we all have on hand, really be helpful in treating infertility? Let’s find out! Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
The truth of the matter is, for the average woman who is trying to conceive, aspirin probably will not help in getting pregnant. You can take it every day, but if you are not suffering from any fertility problems, you probably will not notice much of a difference if you use aspirin therapy. However, for women who have suffered from recurrent miscarriages, doctors do believe that sometimes aspirin therapy can help to prevent those miscarriages and help to maintain a pregnancy. In women who have recurrent miscarriages, aspirin therapies can help to make sure the blood circulates smoothly, and can help get oxygen and nutrients to the placenta, and therefore to the unborn baby. Aspirin has also been proven to help the embryo attach to the uterine wall.
There are a few other times that aspirin is recommended to help with fertility. Sometimes when women are taking a fertility drug such as Clomid, doctors will recommend taking a baby aspirin every day for at least a few weeks. This is because sometimes Clomid has been known to thin your uterus, and aspirin can help with that. It has also been shown to help with clotting in the uterus. Baby aspirin can also increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. Some doctors even think that aspirin can help the ovaries to release multiple eggs during ovulation. There are a ton of doctors out there who may even prescribe aspirin along with Clomid to try to give a little extra help with fertility.
However, some doctors don’t like to recommend aspirin to their patients. It has not been shown to hurt if you do decide to take it, but it is not guaranteed to help either. If you have questions about aspirin and whether or not it can help your chances of getting pregnant, ask your doctor. They can give you a better idea about what exactly aspirin does in your body, and how it can affect your chances of getting pregnant or continuing a pregnancy without problems. Your doctor will be able to explain to you whether or not aspirin would be helpful in your case. As always, your health care provider is the best person to recommend fertility drugs and other medications.
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Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.