9 Natural Pain Relievers Safe to Use During Pregnancy

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pregnant woman belly backacheCorbisWhether it's a passing headache or nagging backache with a side of lovely sciatica-triggered tingles down your leg, having to cope with any sort of pain during pregnancy is no picnic! Although over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen are considered safe for expectant moms, a recent JAMA Pediatrics study raised concerns about the former, concluding that it could potentially disrupt hormones and influence fetal brain development. Unnerving to say the least.


More research needs to be done, of course, but it's not unreasonable to want to seek out alternatives for relief, if only as a way to keep OTC drug use to a minimum. Here, 9 natural, safe prenatal pain-fighters you could try instead ...

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