Aspirin intake during pregnancy cuts the risk of preeclampsia

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According to a research – having aspirin during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births and protects from dangerous complications i.e preeclampsia that affects a pregnant woman.

The study of more than 32,000 births show that those women who took aspirin or other anti-platelet drugs during their pregnancy periods were at a 10% reduced risks of developing preeclampsia.

Preeclampsia is very common problem during pregnancy. This condition sometimes referred to as pregnancy-induced hypertension and is defined by high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This condition is dangerous for both mother and baby. The risk of developing preeclampsia is highest during first pregnancy.

The research states that — the risk of giving birth before completion of 34 weeks or having a pregnancy with a severe adverse outcome also fell by the 10% in the women who took aspirin during pregnancy.

Lelia Duley, professor of obstetric epidemiology at the University of Leeds, who combined with Lisa Askie, of the University of Sydney to join the results of 31 studies to produce their own.

While commenting on the research conducted by Lelia Duley, — U.S. experts adviced that the use of aspirin should be recommended only to high-risk women who have had pre-eclampsia earlier, and it should not be prescribed to all.

Lelia Duley, said:

It is something that pregnant women who are at high risk of pre-eclampsia should discuss with their obstetrician, doctor or midwife.

The research published in the journal The Lancet.

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