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Baby Aspirin for Preeclampsia Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, this inexpensive and easily available prophylactic can help lower the risk of preeclampsia (1). 

  • Works best initiated early in pregnancy (before 16 weeks)
  • Taken once a day until delivery
  • Can also reduce the risk of other negative pregnancy and birth outcomes like preterm birth

THE PROBLEM

Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity around the world. Characterized by persistent high blood pressure that develops during pregnancy or in postpartum, left untreated preeclampsia can cause fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, placental abruption, organ damage, seizures, and death.

THE SOLUTION

Many studies have been done looking at the effect of low-dose or baby aspirin on the prevention of negative pregnancy and birth outcomes. These studies have found that low-dose aspirin - when started early in a pregnancy - can reduce the risk of preeclampsia, as well as fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, and perinatal mortality. Although there is still debate about what dosage of aspirin should be used and whether a higher dosage than the standard 81mg would be more effective, it will likely take many years to conclusively determine the most effective dosage. In the meantime, according to research already done and supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2) , 81 mg aspirin is a safe and effective treatment in the prevention of negative pregnancy and birth outcomes, like preeclampsia.

References

  1. WHO recommendations for prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, 2011
  2. ACOG Committee Opinion: Low-Dose Aspirin Use During Pregnancy, 2018

According to the World Health Organization, this inexpensive and easily available prophylactic can help lower the risk of preeclampsia (1). 

  • Works best initiated early in pregnancy (before 16 weeks)
  • Taken once a day until delivery
  • Can also reduce the risk of other negative pregnancy and birth outcomes like preterm birth

THE PROBLEM

Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity around the world. Characterized by persistent high blood pressure that develops during pregnancy or in postpartum, left untreated preeclampsia can cause fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, placental abruption, organ damage, seizures, and death.

THE SOLUTION

Many studies have been done looking at the effect of low-dose or baby aspirin on the prevention of negative pregnancy and birth outcomes. These studies have found that low-dose aspirin - when started early in a pregnancy - can reduce the risk of preeclampsia, as well as fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, and perinatal mortality. Although there is still debate about what dosage of aspirin should be used and whether a higher dosage than the standard 81mg would be more effective, it will likely take many years to conclusively determine the most effective dosage. In the meantime, according to research already done and supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2) , 81 mg aspirin is a safe and effective treatment in the prevention of negative pregnancy and birth outcomes, like preeclampsia.

References

  1. WHO recommendations for prevention and treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, 2011
  2. ACOG Committee Opinion: Low-Dose Aspirin Use During Pregnancy, 2018

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