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Is Acetaminophen safe during pregnancy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2017 6:46:24 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim

Is acetaminophen safe in pregnancy?


It may be that taking this drug might raise the risk for behavioral problems like: ADHD, hyperkinetic disorder and severe ADHD.  The question is whether acetaminophen is a hormone disruptor and does it alter brain development in developing babies?  We know that it does cross the placenta barrier and recent studies have shown that it increases the risk of cryptoorchidism in boys (undescended testis) when moms use it in pregnancy.

The conclusion now is that acetaminophen should not be considered safe for use in pregnancy.  Is there a safe alternative?  Pregnant Second Nature patients are encouraged to take epsom salt baths, get prenatal massages and take DFH's Inflammatone for aches and pains during pregnancy under supervision. Inflammatone contains natural anti-inflammatories that are generally regarded as safe during pregnancy.  We evaluate diet, exercise, gut function and sleep to promote healthy habits during pregnancy.  Promoting good intestinal flora balance with GOOD GUT products, eliminating inflammatory foods and getting consistent daily exercise all contribute to a better night sleep and reduced inflammation.  

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Written by Isadora Guggenheim

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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