A low dose of aspirin per day could boost the chance of getting pregnant.
Women who had previously suffered a miscarriage or still birth had an elevated level of inflammatory proteins in the body, a new study found.
Experts have discovered aspirin can counteract that inflammation by targeting the protein.
Research found that the lowest birthrate occurred in women with the highest amount of the protein, called hsCRP, with just 44 per cent giving birth.
But, out of those women, those who were given a low dose of aspirin had a 59 per cent chance of carrying a baby to term – 15 per cent higher than those who didn’t.
Among these women, those who took a daily aspirin were 31 per cent more likely to become pregnant than those who took a placebo, according to Live Science.
Scientists already knew that inflammatory diseases can cause infertility or complications during pregnancy.
For example, women who have had pelvic inflammatory disease are more like to be infertile.
Researchers examined data on more than 1,200 women in the US who had previously experienced a miscarriage or still birth, reports The Sun.
The women were randomly assigned to take either a low dose of common painkiller aspirin or a placebo for six menstrual cycles while trying to become pregnant.
The anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin have been well established, with past studies suggesting it could be used to prevent cancers and heart disease.
However there is conflicting advice on the long-term impact of taking aspirin daily which may stop people taking it.
Scientists concluded that the new findings show “low dose aspirin may increase clinical pregnancy and live birth rates to those of women without inflammation and reduce hsCRP elevation during pregnancy.”
The analysis was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
U.S. researchers have also found women with a history of miscarriages were more likely to give birth to a male child after taking aspirin around the time of conception. Read that article here.
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