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A question about baby aspirin

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I am 35 weeks with my second baby and have been taking a baby aspirin usually every other day for the entire pregnancy. I have a clotting disorder (leiden factor V), but I have NEVER had a clot in my life. The only reason I was tested for it is because my mom had DVT's in two of her pregnancies. Anyway.....we are planning for our first homebirth (YAY!!!) and I'm wondering what you would recommend to your clients as far as continuing/discontinuing the aspirin in these last few weeks.

FWIW, I had my dd in the hospital (it was planned that way), and I took the baby aspirin all the way through the pregnancy. I did hemorrhage VERY slightly after her birth (I think I lost 600 cc's of blood, and they gave me a shot of pit and then something else). I'm not overly concerned about that this time, but I would like to avoid it if possible, kwim. I don't like taking the baby aspirin, but at the same time, I really don't want to get a blood clot as that would risk me out of a homebirth completely. I'm not really sure what else I could do other than staying hydrated, taking my vitamins, and maintaining good posture. I will be bringing this up with my midwife at our next appointment, but I really wanted to get some other feedback as well. Someone out there has to have some sort of experience with this!!! Thanks.
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I'm not the most experienced person here, but I would say that if you worry about the aspirin leading to another pph, then I'd recommend discontinuing the aspirin a few days before your EDD (or as soon as you suspect labour, if you start before that).
there's a lot of uterine tonics that you can take to help with reducing pph, both before labour and after the thrid stage.
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I have a clotting disorder and take a baby aspirin a day. My RE told me to discontinue use at 35-36 weeks as the risk of pph outweighs the risk of getting a clot at that point. Can you check with whoever put you on the aspirin. Please don't just follow my novic advice.
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