Wheh was your last menstrual period?
Were you advised to take aspirin because of MTHFR mutation even though homocysteine level was normal?
Will wait for answers.
Yes. When my doctor called me in to go over my results regarding the MTHFR mutation he had mentioned taking one baby aspirin daily, but I was uncertain if he meant all the time or just once I had been diagnosed as being pregnant. So, just to be on the safe side, I started taking the baby aspirin, folic acid, and prenatal vitamins last Thursday immediately after I left his office from receiving this information.
Thank you for getting back to me with information.
Based on your last menstrual period, you are about 6 weeks pregnant.
By now urine test should show up positive as urine test shows positive after around 15 days. and blood test shows posiive for beta HCG around 7-10 days after conception.
I am happy that you are taking folic acid as that will reduce homocysteine levels alongwith beneficial effects to keep baby safe from neural tube defects.
MTHFR or Methylene Tetra Hydro Folate Reductase, deficiency leads to elevated homocysteine levels ( above 13.0 micro mol/liter) only if both genes are defected and
in that case blood clotts is a major problem and that Is when aspirin is needed to avoid blood clotts.
But if your homocycteine level was normal i assume it was not both gEnes defect or in other words you do not have homozygoud defect. In that case aspirin is not indicated. It is just my assumption based on the description you have provided. you should confirm it
with your OB/GYN.
I will suggest you to keep taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid specialy vitamin B6 and B12 as these help to reduce homocysteine level.
As for as aspirin is concerned, I would like you to double check with your Ob/Gyn. Aspirin is relatively contraindicated in pregnancy unless serious clotting problem is confirmed.
I wish your hopes will come true witha happy outcome