Questions about trouble getting pregnant

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Hi there, I am 38 years old and have been living In Thailand since January in a children’s home in Phetchabun, central Thailand. We have tried for a baby for 8 years and did do 4 rounds of AI and got pregnant but when we went for a scan the baby had no heartbeat. I had to have a curet. I missed a period ( last period February 26th) I did a home test it says positive and I have had morning sickness. We are going to go home end of June. Should I go to a doctor here or wait until I get home. Also I woke in the middle of the night with tonsillitis and could not swallow- I had aspirin with out thinking to check packet. I then had another lot when I woke up and then panadol the next day. I just had a not thinking moment and then realise and read the packet and now extremely worried.

Referring to your information, we would recommended you to go to a pregnancy health care provider near you for antenatal care as soon as you suspect you’re pregnant. Once you go back to your home country, you can follow-up your prenatal care schedule with your pregnancy health care provider there. This will ensure that you and your baby get off to a good start.

As for the aspirin, it is ok during the first trimester as low-dose aspirin therapy is sometimes prescribed during pregnancy to help treat some medical conditions. However aspirin is not recommended to use later during pregnancy, especially after 24 weeks. If you need to take a pain reliever during pregnancy, ask your health care provider about the options. He or she might approve use of Paracetamol or Panadol.

For further information please see the following:

Patient information: Taking over-the-counter medicines during pregnancy (The Basics):

Aspirin: Patient drug information:

Boonsaeng Wutthiphan M.D.
OB/GYN, Women – Gynecology
Samitivej Hospital

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