Low Dose Aspirin May Boost Female Fertility
Aspirin boosts female fertility, according to a new American study. Researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Maryland, USA discovered that aspirin at low doses can actually increase chances of pregnancy and live birth rate.
Today, Aspirin is one of the most commonly used drugs. In 2005, 43 million adults reported taking aspirin daily in USA, a number applying roughly to 1/5 of the population. Researchers highlight the fact that many doctors direct women who had previously experienced pregnancy loss and want to reconceive to take a low dose of aspirin. They, often, advise women to consider taking a small amount of aspirin daily (around 81 mg) in order to boost female fertility and increase their chances of having a baby. Fertility experts though comment that up to date scientific evidence is not sufficient for proving the method’s efficiency.
In contrast to the prevailing concept, scientists from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development came to result that aspirin use does not prevent pregnancy loss. For the study, they recruited over a 1.000 of women with a history of miscarriage and randomly allocated them to take either aspirin or a placebo tablet. These women were followed for 6 months while they were trying to get pregnant. They reported no difference among the two study groups concerning pregnancy loss rates.
On the other hand, for women who had recently suffered a miscarriage the aspirin group exhibited increased pregnancy and live birth rates. According to the scientists’ initial publication in ‘’The Lanset’’, 78% of the aspirin group achieved pregnancy compared to 66% of the placebo tablet group.
In addition to these results, scientists analyzed inflammation levels of the women. They found that aspirin increased chances of conception by 17% and live birth rates by 20% in women with levels of inflammation, boosting female fertility.
During his speech at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine annual meeting where the study was presented, Professor Richard Paulson advocated all women who want to get pregnant to take aspirin. ‘’it increases flow blood in the pelvis as well as endometrial thickness, there is no harm in women wanting to use aspirin for boosting fertility’’, says Professor Paulson.