Baby Aspirin May Prevent Deadly Pregnancy Problem: Task Force

April 7, 2014 9:02 PM

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Baby Aspirin May Prevent Deadly Pregnancy Problem: Task Force

Women at high risk for preeclampsia, a potentially deadly complication of pregnancy, should start taking low-dose aspirin in their second trimester to reduce the risk, according to a draft recommendation by a prominent U.S. health task force.

Beginning daily doses of 81 milligrams of aspirin after 12 weeks of pregnancy may reduce the risk of preeclampsia by 24 percent, according to a new review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released Monday.

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