Can I take aspirin when pregnant?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Aspirin is generally best avoided during pregnancy. Don't be overly concerned if you inadvertently took aspirin in early pregnancy. A review of research studies and a large population study using information collected through a national registry in Hungary showed no increased risk of birth defects in babies born to women who used aspirin during the first trimester. Furthermore, another large study evaluating babies from over 19,000 pregnancies showed no negative long-term effects on intellectual development in 4-year-olds who were exposed to aspirin during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

More About this Book

The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

Migraines are a common, controllable type of headache that affects one in every six women, more than 20 million in the United States alone. The Woman’s Migraine Toolkit helps readers take charge of...

Continue Learning about Aspirin

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.