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Study: Can Aspirin Increase the Odds of a Successful Pregnancy

Study: Can Aspirin Increase the Odds of a Successful Pregnancy



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Dr. Kim Mulvihill ReportingHaving a miscarriage can be devastating for a couple trying to start a family. And women are often told it was meant to be. But researchers at the University of Utah hope to change that.

As part of a nationwide study, doctors want to see if a simple medication can help improve the odds of having a successful pregnancy. The simple medication is baby aspirin. And while it's historically a big no-no during pregnancy, it could be just the answer for women who've had a miscarriage.

Study: Can Aspirin Increase the Odds of a Successful Pregnancy

Up to one in three pregnancies end in miscarriage and we often don't know why. Now researchers are conducting a study with 1,600 women from Utah and New York who are trying to get pregnant and have had one previous miscarriage.

Half will take a baby aspirin a day and the others, a placebo sugar pill.

Researchers believe aspirin may help thicken the lining of the uterus and in turn, improve the odds an embryo will stick.

It's also possible aspirin will increase blood flow to the placenta. Better blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients for a developing fetus.

For more information on the study, go to the link on the right.

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