What Expecting Families Need to Know About NSAIDs and Medications


What Expecting Families Need to Know About NSAIDs and Medications


Bottom Line:


While expecting mothers may have a glow about them, they’re unfortunately no less immune to body aches and pains than the rest of us.


In fact, it's estimated that over 85% of women will deal with back pain at some point during and likely after their pregnancy.


And if there’s one thing we’ve learned in years of treating pregnant patients, it’s that finding relief without the use of over-the-counter and prescription medications is possible - and absolutely probable.


Here’s a quick overview of what your expecting family should know about pregnancy and medications and pregnancy and chiropractic adjustments.



Why it Matters:


It’s likely that you or an expecting mother you know have had their doctor caution that no medications should be taken without checking with them first.


It’s no secret that all medications come with some level of side effects, and these are often heightened during pregnancy.


Some medicines aren’t safe to take when a woman is pregnant, even those that are available over-the-counter.


For example, there have been preliminary studies that suggest over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen and other common NSAIDs may increase the risk of health challenges in newborns such as asthma and gastrointestinal problems, respectively.


The good news is that there is good news on this front.


Pregnancy and chiropractic adjustments go hand in hand’


The low back and other pregnancy-related pains that women often experience during pregnancy can usually be relieved with spinal adjustments.


To recap a few of the key points here…


NSAIDs cross from mother to baby easily through the placenta and can influence the production of prostaglandins.

Recent studies suggest that taking NSAIDs can increase the risks of asthma and hypertension in newborns.

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to manage pregnancy-related aches and pains.



Next Steps: 


Yes, talking to your doctor about medication use before becoming pregnant is a smart idea.


And if you or a loved one close to you anticipates becoming pregnant, it's smart to be proactive with your health and explore natural ways to stay active and pain-free during your pregnancy.


As a trusted pregnancy chiropractor in Seabrook, Texas who specializes in natural pain relief solutions, we can help.


Whether you’re ready to come in and start receiving chiropractic care or you’d like to stop in to get your questions answered, our expert team is just a phone call away.


We’d be honored to serve you and yours for trimesters and years to come!



Science Source: 


Use of NSAIDs During Pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018.

NSAID Use During Pregnancy. Pharmacy Today. 2001.

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