Taking a low dose aspirin daily lowers the risk of preeclampsia by 24 percent, and lowers the risk of pre-term birth by 14 percent. The recommendation is based on a review of the latest research preeclampsia is the leading cause of death in pregnant women.
Women are at high risk if they've had preeclampsia in a prior pregnancy, or if they have a history of diabetes, hypertension, or kidney disease.
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