Prenatal Cares: Popular painkillers linked to miscarriage

By Sorcha McDonagh, 15:49 PM April 15, 2008

Women trying to get pregnant or who are in the early stages of pregnancy should avoid taking certain painkillers, a new study suggests. Researchers in California report that women who took aspirin, ibuprofen, or related pain-fighting medications around the time of conception or in the early weeks of pregnancy were more likely to have a miscarriage than others were.

Scientists from the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute in Oakland, Calif., interviewed 1,055 women soon after they got positive...

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