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Low Dose Aspirin To Help Prevent Preeclampsia

Low Dose Aspirin To Prevent Preeclampsia

Our team at Complete Healthcare for Women in Richland, WA, often encounters inquiries about measures for ensuring a healthy pregnancy. One particularly noteworthy topic is the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg) during pregnancy as a preventive measure against preeclampsia. This pregnancy complication involves high blood pressure and can pose serious risks to both the mother and the baby if left untreated, typically occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women with previously normal blood pressure.

Recent studies have highlighted the potential benefits of low-dose aspirin (81 mg) in significantly reducing the risk of preeclampsia in high-risk pregnancies. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has recommended the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg/day) for women at high risk of preeclampsia.

Dr. Richard Lorenzo, an experienced OBGYN in our practice, often prescribes low-dose aspirin to high-risk patients. He emphasizes the importance of early initiation, preferably before 16 weeks of gestation, and daily continuation throughout the pregnancy. Dr. Lorenzo emphasizes that this straightforward and cost-effective intervention can have a substantial impact on the health of both the patient and their baby.

Kortney Jones, ARNP, another valued member of our team, shares this viewpoint. She points out that not all women are suitable candidates for this treatment, and a comprehensive risk assessment is conducted to identify those who would benefit most from low-dose aspirin.

At Complete Healthcare for Women, our commitment lies in providing exceptional care to our patients. We firmly believe in personalized, evidence-based medicine, and the use of low-dose aspirin to prevent preeclampsia exemplifies this approach.

In conclusion, using 81 mg aspirin during pregnancy holds promise as a preventive measure for preeclampsia in high-risk women. Nevertheless, it is crucial to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication during pregnancy. Our team at Complete Healthcare for Women is here to support you throughout your pregnancy journey, prioritizing the health and well-being of both you and your baby.

It is important to remember that every pregnancy is unique, and the most suitable course of action may vary from one woman to another. Always consult your healthcare provider to determine the best approach for you and your baby.

Complete Healthcare for Women - Obstetrics and Gynecology


Richard Lorenzo, D.O.

Kortney Jones ARNP

Dr. Lorenzo Richard Lorenzo, DO Dr. Lorenzo is also a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He provides gynecological and obstetric services, including prenatal care, pregnancy care, infertility, and gynecology. Dr. Lorenzo is proficient in advanced surgical techniques, including minimally-invasive procedures, as well as surgery for abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, and hysterectomy. He has specialized training in high-risk obstetrics and minimally invasive surgical techniques, including minimally invasive hysterectomy.

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