As an older mom who has experienced preeclampsia in the past, Desmukes is considered at high risk for developing the condition again. She’s a nurse by training and knows the risks, so agreed with her OB-GYN that taking a single baby aspirin daily is a good idea. “Just precautionarily,” she says, “to keep the flow of nutrients and oxygen … to the baby.”

As an older mom who has experienced preeclampsia in the past, Desmukes is considered at high risk for developing the condition again. She’s a nurse by training and knows the risks, so agreed with her OB-GYN that taking a single baby aspirin daily is a good idea. “Just precautionarily,” she says, “to keep the flow of nutrients and oxygen … to the baby.”