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Low-dose Aspirin Therapy can help Prevent Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, April 10, 2009 | 0 comments

Low-dose Aspirin Therapy can help Prevent Ovarian Hyperstimulation SyndromeOvarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), one of the iatrogenic complications resulting from follicle stimulating medications administered during fertility treatment, affects up to 10% of women undergoing IVF [in vitro fertilization].

A recent study published in the journal, Fertility and Sterility reports that low dose aspirin therapy administered during ovulation induction could be effective in preventing OHSS in high-risk populations.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION
Making Babies the Hard Way: Living with In-fertility and TreatmentMaking Babies the Hard Way: Living with In-fertility and Treatment
- a frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment. One in six couples worldwide seek assistance to conceive and 80 per cent of couples undergoing fertility treatment are currently unsuccessful.

Writing with humour and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of in-fertility on her and her husband, Bruce, including feelings of bereavement for the absent child, the unavoidable sense of inadequacy and the day-to-day difficulties of financial pressure.

As well as telling her own moving story, she also offers information and guidance for others who are in-fertile, or who are considering or undergoing treatment.



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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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