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1227139 tn?1462334630

Baby Aspirin and Pregnancy

So, here we all are - either pregnant or trying or just taking our regimens to help live with MTHFR.

After finding out about MTHFR and 3 consecutive losses, I had been sent to two MTHFR specialists here in Toronto and also a high risk perinatal OB/Gyn who have me on 40mg Lovenox and LD (81mg) baby aspirin along with the increased Folic Acid and Vitamin B complex

BUT - I just read that taking any form or Aspirin can be responsible for boys having problems with low sperm count along with undescended testes.

This really annoys me since I know that taking the baby aspirin is what is saving this pregnancy from ending in loss as the last three, but I also don't want to create problems for a boy potentially down the road!  Now, having said that - I am not even sure what the sex of this pregnancy is, (will know in about 3 more weeks or so hopefully) but I have strong feelings that it's a boy.... (don't ask.)

I could be worrying for nothing if it's a girl, but I don't want to feel guilty for something that I know was completely beneficial for keeping this pregnancy rather then have someone say to me later on, well - you knew the risks....

Anyone else read or heard about this?  Here is the site that I read the article: www.babyzone.com/pregnancy/article/...

Any thoughts?  I know for myself, I likely wont stop taking the LD aspirin because I am okay with the risks for low sperm count.  I would not be okay with losing another baby.

So, here we all are - either pregnant or trying or just taking our regimens to help live with MTHFR.

After finding out about MTHFR and 3 consecutive losses, I had been sent to two MTHFR specialists here in Toronto and also a high risk perinatal OB/Gyn who have me on 40mg Lovenox and LD (81mg) baby aspirin along with the increased Folic Acid and Vitamin B complex

BUT - I just read that taking any form or Aspirin can be responsible for boys having problems with low sperm count along with undescended testes.

This really annoys me since I know that taking the baby aspirin is what is saving this pregnancy from ending in loss as the last three, but I also don't want to create problems for a boy potentially down the road!  Now, having said that - I am not even sure what the sex of this pregnancy is, (will know in about 3 more weeks or so hopefully) but I have strong feelings that it's a boy.... (don't ask.)

I could be worrying for nothing if it's a girl, but I don't want to feel guilty for something that I know was completely beneficial for keeping this pregnancy rather then have someone say to me later on, well - you knew the risks....

Anyone else read or heard about this?  Here is the site that I read the article: http://www.babyzone.com/pregnancy/article/can-taking-aspirin-in-pregnancy-make-your-son-infertile/?CMP=NLC-NL_BZ_Preg_112210_thankful-pregnancy_can-taking-aspirin-in-pregnancy-make-your-son-infertile

Any thoughts?  I know for myself, I likely wont stop taking the LD aspirin because I am okay with the risks for low sperm count.  I would not be okay with losing another baby.

In addition to anything I have mentioned, please keep in mind, that while I or others may have extensive knowledge in many areas, you should always seek professional medical advice from your own physician, as it pertains to medical conditions or concerns.

Good luck, and if you have any other questions that I can help you with, please feel free to message me directly.

Sincerely,
Sandi (Dragon1973)
MedHelp Genetics Community Leader;
Children - Special Needs Community Leader;
Down syndrome Community Leader & Ds Group Forum Founder/Moderator;
MTHFR Group Forum Founder/Moderator;
Pregnancy: June 2011 Community Leader
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1085628 tn?1326551885
i too have heard this though and i am also feeling a boy just that intuition i guess. I figurued all you need is once sperm lol it that terrible .
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1227139 tn?1462334630
Sounds horrible but that is the exact same thought I had!  It only takes one sperm....!

Oh well, seems like there will always be something, if not trying to prevent a loss the risks for what we take cause other issues!  Can't win!

Well, I am glad it's not just me who feels this way!

In addition to anything I have mentioned, please keep in mind, that while I or others may have extensive knowledge in many areas, you should always seek professional medical advice from your own physician, as it pertains to medical conditions or concerns.

Good luck, and if you have any other questions that I can help you with, please feel free to message me directly.

Sincerely,
Sandi (Dragon1973)
MedHelp Genetics Community Leader;
Children - Special Needs Community Leader;
Down syndrome Community Leader & Ds Group Forum Founder/Moderator;
MTHFR Group Forum Founder/Moderator;
Pregnancy: June 2011 Community Leader
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