(Closed) Baby aspirin for super long haul flight?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@cjfs:  Baby aspirin is not likely to do you any harm and will increase your protection from developing a deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) in your leg. If you really aren’t comfortable with it, I would suggest walking every half an hour and making sure to move your legs while sitting. Long haul flights like that are a little more risky, especially since at 26 weeks you are already putting more pressure on the blood return in your legs because of the weight of the baby. I haven’t had to fly while pregnant however, so I’ve never had to ask my OB’s opinion about something like this. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Current guidelines for DVT prophylaxis actually do not recommend that any travelers take aspirin for that purpose.  See here:

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/VenousThrombosis/31044

I wouldn’t take the unnecessary risk, especially if you are in the third trimester.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t know what makes baby aspirin different from regular, but I’ve always been told to take Tylenol and NOT Aspirin during my pregnancy – that would make me really nervous too! I agree with your instinct to wear compression socks and walk regularly (make sure you drink plenty of water too!)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@cjfs:  Phew 41 hours! Glad everything worked out alright

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