Pregnancy & Pain Meds

Pregnancy & Pain Meds

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

How to Breathe, Fence Effects, Telehealth

Episode: How to Breathe, Fence Effects, Telehealth

  • Apr 23, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 13:09 mins

Most drugs seem to be off-the-table for pregnant women because they’re potentially harmful to the baby. The FDA has now added to that list the most common over-the-counter pain relievers. The agency says taking NSAIDs, like ibuprofen or aspirin, after 20 weeks of pregnancy can be dangerous to both mother and fetus. Michael White–a distinguished professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Connecticut–studies diseases that are induced by drugs. (Originally aired Nov 9, 2020)