Even Mild Painkillers May Not Be Safe During Pregnancy.

Most of us consider OTC medications like aspirin and ibuprofen perfectly safe, but during pregnancy, you don't have that luxury....
Most of us consider OTC medications like aspirin and ibuprofen perfectly safe, but during pregnancy, you don't have that luxury. New research from Europe found that even very mild painkillers like paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen, during pregnancy, can cause some problems for baby boys. Researchers have discovered that women who take mild painkillers during pregnancy were more likely to have sons with cryptorchidism (undescended testicles). Cryptorchidism has a known association with poor sperm quality and testicular cancer later in life. The study results were fairly alarming, as women who used more than one painkiller at the same time were seven times more likely to have sons with these reproductive problems than women who took zero painkillers. Researchers also noted that mild painkillers may help explain the rise in male reproductive disorders over the last few decades. Just one more reason to be very careful with medications during pregnancy, even herbal medication, vitamins and supplements. Always check with your midwife or doctor before taking any drugs during pregnancy, including antibiotics and over-the-counter medications.

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