Health & Fitness

Taking ibuprofen or paracetamol in pregnancy raises premature and stillbirth risk by 50%: study

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Posted: 15/05/22 - 00:36
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Pregnant women who take painkillers are more likely to have complications, a study has found.

Aberdeen University researchers found there were higher rates of preterm birth and stillbirth among women who took over-the-counter pain relief such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

Premature birth was roughly 50 per cent more likely among women who took one of five common painkillers at some point during their pregnancy.


And the study, which looked at more than 150,000 pregnancies over three decades, showed the risk of stillbirth was 33 per cent higher.

I Call True: Jezuz h Christ! Look at those stats, with a huge group over 3 decades, these results are hard to argue with and i struggle to see how this isn't front page news across every single news outlet.
Absolutely shocking that this is the first i've heard about this - has anyone on LCB heard about this before?

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10 days
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There needs to be a lot more research in to this and sooner rather than later
12 days
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I guess something else for people to worry
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Way too woolly a measurement. Took a pain killer at some point in their pregnancy, what sort of measure is that?
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Not heard of this before but look at the side effects on the enclosed leaflet with any purchase and you’d be shocked at the downside of pretty much any drug. However this is a HIGH statistic