Tag Archives: Pregnancy

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Attitudes and Patterns of Drinking Vary Around the Globe

While the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing fetus are well established, many women continue to drink during pregnancy; however, patterns of alcohol consumption vary from country to country.  According to the Center for Disease Control, one in 10 (10.2%) of pregnant women in the United States reports drinking alcohol in the past 30… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New study into possible harmful effects of paracetamol during pregnancy

There’s been a study in the US about Tylenol, paracetamol to you and me, linking it to ­causing harm to an unborn child. Paracetamol is thought of as safe by most pregnant women, and I don’t want to spread alarm, but the study is worth taking notice of. It’s from world-class researchers and it’s been… Read More »

How much blood pressure in pregnancy

And calories that she eats, rather than being ordered to the customary bedrest. Elevated blood pressure in an otherwise healthy pregnancy, this pathological edema is caused by another response by the kidneys which is triggered when the blood volume is too low. A full 24 years ago, as the study of Mohaupt et. Modern renal… Read More »

Tylenol in Pregnancy Doubles Risk of Autism

Many view over-the-counter (OTC) drugs as safe because they don’t require a prescription. Nothing could be further from the truth. Acetaminophen, for example, (also known as paracetamol and sold under the brand name Tylenol among others) is actually one of the more dangerous drugs you can get your hands on. Despite statistics showing acetaminophen is… Read More »