A new recommendation by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is daily low-dose aspirin, starting at second trimester for pregnant women at high risk for preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is responsible for more than one-third of serious pregnancy-related problems in the mother. In some cases of preeclampsia, delivery is the only option to prevent stroke in the mother and this simultaneously causes preterm or low-weight births. Although there is no evidence of potential harm, any expectant mother should consult with their doctor before starting daily aspirin. What other supplements do you see in your practice given to pregnant women to prevent pregnancy-related complications?
Image courtesy of [keerati]/FreeDigitalPhotos.Net