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So i was at the doctor's the other day and i mentioned that i took Ibuprofen for a headache and she said i can only take tylenol. She said "dont worry about it if you've only done it once", well i've taken Ibuprofen throughout this entire pregnancy! I had no idea it was bad for the baby. I googled it when i got home and it said it could possibly cause birth defects. I feel TERRIBLE!
Try not to worry! You didn't know. I'm pretty sure the risks associated with ibprofen and early pregnancy are very low and that it is a slightly higher risk of complications in the third trimester. I'm sure everything will be fine! Have you had any scans yet?
The side effect of that is after birth the baby's circulatory system doesn't start to work correctly, but it's really just the late 2nd and all of the 3rd trimester that you're in danger from that. My nurse told me to just keep away from it in general. I asked because I had sciatica with my last pregnancy.
I'm on a baby aspirin and Lovenox daily throughout this whole pregnancy - we all know that's not good either, but its a compramise. Otherwise, I could clot and lose the baby. I think so many of the "do this - not that" recommendations are to be taken with a grain of salt. There is a risk, but the risk is low. I think it'll be okay.
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June 2010 - IUI + clomid 50mg BFN
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Oct 25 2010 - First ultrasound at 6.5 weeks TWO HEARTBEATS!!! The embryo split; we're having identical twins!!!
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Feb 10 2012 - Molly Eileen arrived at 7lbs 11oz and 19inches!!!
I know how you feel. I cannot wait to talk to my doctor tomorrow. Early on in my pregnancy (before we knew I was pregnant) I took 4 imitrex and 3 alieve in one day. I am freaking out. But a smiliar situation happened when pregnant with DD and she is fine. Sending T&P your way.
I think we all have done stuff that we found out later wasn't advisable for baby. There's SO MUCH info out there!
BTW, my SIL took paxil while pregnant. I knew another mommy who had surgery and MAJOR pain killers. So, really, don't beat yourself up.
Try not to worry, I know it's hard! I freaked myself out with DS bc I had inhaled a ton of vicks vaporub in steaming water for a horrible stuffy nose! Well being over cautious I googled it and it said it can cause birth defects! I freaked bc I was only 8 weeks, well DS turned out perfect! ((hugs))
Try not to worry. We'll all do something in this pregnancy that we're not supposed to. I was a rebel today and had a roast beef sandwich because I knew the cravings would just get worse until I had one. I'm sure it'll be fine!
Wife to sweet husband Jeff and mother to 2 beautiful girls: Emily (2) and Jocelyn (1).