Expectant mothers who take pain meds have higher risk of baby being harmed, ...

Expectant mothers who take pain meds have higher risk of baby being harmed, ...
Expectant mothers who take pain meds have higher risk of baby being harmed, ...
Painkillers 'raise risk of harm to babies in womb': Expectant mothers who take over-the-counter pain meds have higher risk of their child being harmed before birth, research suggests Study found women who use painkillers were 33% more likely to suffer stillbirth Experts tracked more than 150,000 pregnancies over course of three decades Researchers found babies were 57% more likely to end up in a neonatal care unit

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Pregnant women who take over-the-counter painkillers have a higher risk of their babies being harmed in the womb.

Researchers tracked more than 150,000 pregnancies over three decades to look at women who took aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol, naproxen and diclofenac while expecting their baby.

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Women who used at least one of the five painkillers were 33 per cent more likely to suffer a stillbirth and were 28 per cent more likely to have a baby with a low birth weight.

Pregnant women who take over the counter painkillers have a higher risk of their babies being harmed in the womb, according to a new study conducted by the University of Aberdeen

Pregnant women who take over the counter painkillers have a higher risk of their babies being harmed in the womb, according to a new study conducted by the University of Aberdeen

Women waiting up to a YEAR before GP spots menopause 

Most women are forced to visit their GP several times with symptoms of the menopause before they are diagnosed, a study found.

The survey of more than 5,000 women showed three-quarters suffered symptoms such as hot flushes for a year before they were given help. A total of 15 per cent said this had been the case for over six years.

Around 70 per cent of those in the poll were aged 45 to 55 and most of those had experienced sweating, low moods, anxiety, memory problems, brain fog or joint pains.

Menopause symptoms can occur years before a woman’s periods stop – known as the perimenopause.

The survey was carried out for menopause expert Dr Louise Newson, who has worked with TV host Davina McCall, 53, on raising awareness of what women go through.

It showed that 79 per cent of women had visited a GP with symptoms and 7 per cent attended more than ten times before receiving the right help or advice. Of those who underwent treatment, 37 per cent received hormone replacement therapy and 23 per cent antidepressants.

Dr Newson, of Newson Health Research

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