There has been a lot of controversy in the past five years about the use of over the counter anti-inflammatory use during pregnancy. Je-Kun Li did a study through Kaiser Permanente in 2003 and found that over-the-counter anti-inflammatory use (except Acetaminaphen) around the time of conception, increased the risk of miscarriage by 80%. Based on that study, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, except acetaminophen, were considered not safe to take while pregnant.
In 2004, another group of researchers from Denmark conducted a separate research study and also documented the use of NSAID’s increased the risk of miscarriage. The Danish research group had previously conducted a study in 2001 that drew the same conclusion between the usage of NSAID’s and miscarriage. The only opposition to the research was a group of epidemologists that wrote a letter questioning other lifestyle factors that might have factored in on the miscarriage but were not counted in Li’s study in 2003.
In February 2009, a research study was published in the British Medical Journal noting that Tylenol taken in the third trimester was linked to preterm birth.
Chiropractic care is safe and effective for back pain complaints during pregnancy. Why would you risk taking any over the counter medication that has been possibly linked to 80% increase in miscarriage in the first trimester, and preterm birth in the third trimester? A healthy pregnancy naturally is the safest way to go! Chiropractic care is safe and natural way of relieving the discomforts associated with pregnancy. Don’t be pregnant without chiropractic care!
“Use of Acetaminaphen during pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes,” TheInternational Journal of Epidemology: March 30, 2009.
“NSAIDs during pregnancy and risk of miscarriage: true risks or only suspicions?” authors Bendetta, Schiavetti, Clavena,Campi,and Bonati. The British Medical Journal: January 10, 2004.
“Danish group reanalyses miscarriage in NSAID users,” authors Skriver, Pedersen, and Sorensen. The British Medical Journal: January 10, 2004.
“Exposure to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during pregnancy, and risk of miscarriage: population based cohort study,” authors De-Kun Li, Liyan Liu, and Roxana Odouli.The British Medical Journal: August 16,2003.