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#1 of 5 Old 03-25-2004, 03:03 PM - Thread Starter
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Has anyone one heard of aspirin being prescribed to strengthen a uterus? My friend is 14 w and her Dr. has told her to do this and she has for a few weeks now. I thought aspirin was a BIG NO-NO during pregnancy. Any help would be welcome.
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In my experience, aspirin is only prescribed to women with blood clotting disorders.

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There has been some research on using baby aspirin to prevent pre-eclampsia, but there have been conflicting results.

I don't understand how it could strengthen the uterus. Sounds like quackery or a miscommunication to me.

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I never heard that either. In my experience, we give it for clotting disorders or PIH. I have seen moms bleed excessively during delivery from asprin use. I would encourage your friend to get another opinion on the matter.
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besides what has been already mentioned, aspirin is also sometimes recommended for women with certain immune problems. Have never heard of using it "to stregnthen uterus":
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