Please keep in mind that the research on aspirin is ongoing, with dozens of studies currently in progress or in review. The recommendations may change over time, so we will try to keep this post updated with the most recent findings.
My doctor told me to start taking aspirin. Why?
My doctor has not recommended aspirin, but I think I should be taking it. Should I take it anyway?
Who should take aspirin? And who should not?
Is it safe for the baby?
When should I start taking aspirin?
My doctor told me to start [pre-conception, at first positive test, in late first trimester, in early second trimester], but I see other people starting at a different time. Should I be doing what they are doing?
When should I stop taking aspirin?
But I see other people are told to [take it through delivery, stop before delivery], should I do what they are doing?
But does aspirin increase my risk of bleeding?
How much aspirin should I take?
I see other people prescribed a different dose. Should I do what they are doing?
My doctor told me to take "baby aspirin", but I cannot find it anywhere in the store. Why not?
There are so many brands and types. Which should I choose?
Is it safe to take aspirin with my other prescription medications for [high blood pressure, anxiety/depression, pain, etc]? What about non-prescription medications like Tylenol/Paracetamol?
I have talked to my doctor and gotten his/her recommendations, but I really disagree with them and really want to do my own thing because I am so anxious about getting preeclampsia again, and I really just want to do something, anything, to control this. Should I disregard his/her advice, or maybe find another doctor?
I read something about taking aspirin at night. Is there a best time of day to take aspirin?
Has anyone here taken aspirin in a subsequent pregnancy, and did it work?
I have seen statistics that say low dose aspirin lowers the risk by up to 75%, yet you say it only helps in 5-15% of cases. Why are these numbers so different?
Have a question not covered here? Tell us in the comments, and we’ll add it to the list. And also ask your doctor!