According to US study low dosages of aspirin could rise the chance of getting pregnant in some women. The research was an analysis of the EAGeR (Effects of Aspirin in Gestation and Reproduction) project. 1128 women were involved in the study done by researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Maryland. Part of the women were receiving aspiring and the other part a placebo, nobody had the knowledge who was taking what.
Initially the results showed that among women who had a miscarriage in the last 12 months the aspirin improved the pregnancy and live birth rate. The group of women taking aspirin that had higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) got their pregnancy rates increased by 10% from 57 to 67%. The researchers said “the anti-inflammatory effect of low-dose aspirin could be a mechanism by which it improves pregnancy rates in certain women”
This research is now used in the debate which is concerning the fact whether women that are trying to have a baby should be taking aspirin. When Professor Richard Paulson was giving a speech at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) he encouraged that all women trying to have a baby should take a low dosage of aspirin every day.
Paulson said “’Aspirin is the drug of the millennium. There is no harm in women wanting to get pregnant taking aspirin. It increases blood flow to the pelvis, it increases endometrial thickness”
However not everybody agrees with this recommendation of a daily aspirin dosage. Dr Richard Kennedy of the International Federation of Fertility said “’The evidence does not support its routine use in IVF”
The chair of the British Fertility Society, Dr Adam Balen noticed that the publication is still to be peer reviewed but also said that “there may be times when aspirin could be detrimental to fertility”