Dr. David satterfield
NSAID Risks: Making Smart Healthcare Decisions During Pregnancy
Pregnant women are certainly not immune to aches and pains. In fact, it's estimated that over 85% of expecting mothers will deal with back pain. Finding relief without the use of medication is almost always the best route for the health of mom and baby. Even over-the-counter medications can be risky to take before and during pregnancy.
Why it Matters: All medications have side-effects, and these are often heightened during pregnancy. For instance, a drug like acetaminophen has been linked to a greater risk of ADHD and asthma in children. Likewise, NSAIDs have been linked to a 59% increased risk of miscarriage.
Finding organic pain solutions before conception and throughout pregnancy is a smart decision.
NSAIDs cross from mother to baby easily through the placenta and can influence the production of prostaglandins that promote inflammation.
Taking NSAIDs can increase the risks of asthma and hypertension in newborns.
Next Steps: Talking to your doctor about medication use before becoming pregnant is a smart idea. And if you or someone you know is anticipating pregnancy, it's smart to begin looking for natural, organic solutions for your health issues. We specialize in natural, non-invasive care, and hope you’ll give us a call if you have questions about the best options for you! Science Source(s): Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2018. NSAID Use During Pregnancy Linked to Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborns. Pharmacy Today. 2001.