Re: Why is aspirin and pregnancy a bad combination?
I actually read that ibuprophen (i don't know if asprin would have the same effect) can prematurly close off the extra valve/blood vessels that the baby has in order to recieve blood from the placenta/cord. There are a few other reasons aslo, it is a blood thinner so like was already said if you went into labor you could bleed more, which could be harmful to you and the baby. I believe that asprin specificly can cause the same problems in an unborn child as it can in a young child, i forget what it is called.
I took ibuprophin a few times early in the pregnancy with my 2nd child, i didn't know that i couldn't untill i bought a new bottle of it and read the insert that came in it (the infor wasn't printed on the bottle) and it said pregnant women shouldn't take it. My daughter had no adverse effects from it, but it's best not to risk anything, so many things can go wrong even if the mother doesn't do anything wrong....not worth it for me. I know there are websites online that will tell you the effects of meds when pregnant, but i don't remember what i even searched for to find it before.