why is ibuprofen bad during pregnancy?

(October 19, 2012)

Is it safe to take ibuprofen while breastfeeding?

After you have given birth to a healthy baby, there are various medications that you need to avoid for fear of putting your baby at risk by transmitting medical compositions through breast milk. Ibuprofen is a drug that is usually avoided during your pregnancy because of the harmful effects that it can have on the developing fetus. There are a number of women who ask, "Is Ibuprofen safe while breastfeeding?" the answer to this question is in the negative and is so because of the chemical composition of the drug that is passed on to the developing child through the nursing of the mother. Most general physician will tell you that it is not safe to take ibuprofen while breastfeeding because it has a tendency to cause constrictions of the blood vessels in the heart, leading to erratic changes in pressure of blood flowing through the body. When a child’s body is faced with all these numerous changes, brought on by the drug, it could have devastating effects. Ibuprofen is a drug that is mainly used to relieve pain, and there are various other techniques of achieving comfort, without having to consume some form of medication. Massages and balms are more effective and do not cause any hazardous side effects.

Submitted by N on October 19, 2012 at 12:15

What are the effects of ibuprofen in early pregnancy?


Ibuprofen is a drug that has not been recommended for consumption during the latter stages of a pregnancy because of the various changes it can cause in the body of the expectant mother, as well as in the body of the unborn child. The most important effect of this drug is that it causes constrictions in the blood vessels of the heart, causing erratic changes and fluctuations in blood pressure in the mother’s body, as well as in the body of the child. Changes in blood pressure can have extremely devastating results and will, in most cases, lead to a miscarriage. The effects of Ibuprofen in early pregnancy are not as pronounced as they would be in the final trimester of the pregnancy, but the drug does hamper the growth and development of the growing fetus. Records have shown that birth defects and low birth weight are common side effects of the drug when it was consumed early in the pregnancy. Taking Ibuprofen in early pregnancy has also led to lowered levels of amniotic fluid in the placental sac, leading to birth defects being experienced when the child is born. If there is an absolute requirement to take the drug during the term of your pregnancy, it is best advised that you speak with your doctor and seek medical advice first.

Submitted by J on October 12, 2011 at 05:15

Ibuprofen In Pregnancy

While being pregnant women should avoid taking over the counter medications without a doctor’s prescription as many of these medications are known to cause harmful effects on the child and even the mother during pregnancy. Ibuprofen belongs to a group of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These medications are typically used to provide relief from inflammation and pain. Ibuprofen is not recommended by doctors during pregnancy, however in extreme cases it may be allowed by the doctor but only in the first 30 weeks of pregnancy. Even if prescribed ibuprofen should be consume din the lowest possible does as it is known to be harmful if consumed during pregnancy. Medical research has shown that regular and continuous use of ibuprofen as a pain killer in the first trimester of pregnancy may prevent the fertilized egg from implanting itself on the walls of the uterus and thus cause miscarriages especially if consumed early on in the pregnancy. Many a times pregnant women are concerned that if they take ibuprofen during their pregnancy it may result in a low birth weight in the child, cause birth defects or even result in preterm labor. However there has been no concrete scientific research to confirm the same.

Doctors will usually recommend that a pregnant woman should not consume Ibuprofen in the third trimester of pregnancy or even any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory as the last three months of pregnancy are considered to be the most critical. Taking Ibuprofen in the third trimester may act as a hindrance to labor or even cause a reduction in the quantity of amniotic fluid or it may also lead to a high blood pressure in the lungs of the fetus. Ibuprofen is known to have general side effects when consumed by people and these side effects get aggravated is the patient is pregnant. If a pregnant woman suffers from symptoms like heartburn, constipation, rash, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, and stomach pain after consuming Ibuprofen then she should seek medical help immediately form a qualified medical practitioner. Many a times the various symptoms of pregnancy such as back aches, general body ache, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and constipation can be cured naturally via natural ;y available products rather than their commercial substitutes which are known to cause harmful side effects in both mother and child. Pregnant women should always follow a nutritious diet and should also drink plenty of fresh water throughout their pregnancy.

Submitted by P T on July 7, 2010 at 01:49

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