The findings "should inspire much more research and a cautious use of these drugs during pregnancy; they should only be taken when they are really needed," study investigator Jørn Olsen, MD, PhD, of the Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark, told Medscape Medical News.
It is thought that acetaminophen may act as a hormone disrupter and thus alter fetal brain development.
Stronger effects were seen among children exposed to acetaminophen during more than 1 trimester and among those exposed for a greater number of weeks.
Chiropractic care for the joint aches and pains common during pregnancy is very effective and safe. If you are pregnant, please consider calling our office for an appointment rather than popping a Tylenol.