The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is nos recommending pregnant women at risk for the high blood pressure disorder preeclampsia should take low-dose aspirin after the first trimester.

The task force first made the recommendation in 2014, but announced its update last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) after new studies found the preventive therapy can guard against the high blood pressure disorder as well as delivery of preterm and low birth weight babies. The studies show no increased risk of placental abruption or other complications such as excessive bleeding.

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