Researchers working with the NHS in England and Wales have revealed that taking a small dose of aspirin during pregnancy could drastically reduce the risk of preeclampsia at childbirth.
According to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), expectant mothers should take 75mg dose of aspirin from 12th week onwards in order to reduce high blood pressure during pregnancy which could lead to preeclampsia at childbirth and resulting in death.
AdvertisementNHS has also warned doctors against giving drugs such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) during pregnancy which could increase the chance of congenital abnormalities.
"It is important that women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy and who have either been diagnosed or identified as being at risk of developing a form of hypertension, receive a consistent, high standard of antenatal and postnatal care to prevent problems occurring", Fergus Macbeth of NICE said.
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