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Is it safe to take 75mg of aspirin and 1000mg of omega 3 fish oils vitamins ? 27 weeks pregnant

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Dr. Monica Michel
Family Medicine 12 years experience
No aspirin: Please stop taking the aspirin- it can increase the risk of bleeding and that's a risk I would not take. Regarding omega 3- I'm not sure if there have been studies to show that it is not safe in pregnancy- currently it is a category c meaning no human studies have been done and you must weight the risk and the benefits.
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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No aspirin: Aspirin is not recommended in pregnancy. There has been discussion lately of patients at risk for toxemia benefiting from aspirin, but a recommendation has not been made. Aspirin affects your platelets, the cells that clot your blood. It can increase your risk if bleeding. Omega fish oil is not a proven benefit, but studies have suggested it can help the baby's brain development.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You shouldn't: Take aspirin during pregnancy. If you're taking fish oils do not take dietary supplements they can harmful contaminants. Prescription Lovaza or Vascepa are fine.

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