Some recent studies are showing that certain over the counter medications may increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. At the most recent conference for reproductive medicine in Baltimore, MD, scientists and fertility experts discussed the benefit of aspirin after miscarriage to increase chances of conception and having a baby. Aspirin is a salicylate drug and an anti-inflammatory drug that many people take over the counter for various reasons, typically for pain or fever, or as a anti-platelet medication to help with heart health and circulation, and is thought to increase survival rate of certain cancers.
The study, out of the University of Utah, studied women with inflammation and a history of miscarriages, and suggested that these women may have improved outcomes (about 20% increase over non aspirin-takers) with a small dosage of aspirin (81 mg per day). The aspirin at this dosage may help the embryos by providing a healthier environment.
What else can you do to increase chances of pregnancy and having a healthy baby? Quitting smoking, exercising regularly and cutting out caffeine and sugar are vastly important.
Of course more research needs to be done and aspirin may have side effects in many women, so it is still something that needs to be researched more.
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