Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 1st, 2011, 19:26 PM   1
emyandpotato
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8,226

Ibuprofen at 24 weeks?


I've read that ibuprofen is to be avoided in the first and third trimesters but is okay in the second, don't know why, but first of all is it okay to take it as my head is killing me? My box of it says not to but that's probably because they're covering all the trimesters and don't wanna get themselves in trouble. Obviously I don't wanna do my LO any harm but if it won't I'd like to know



Status: Online
 
Old May 1st, 2011, 19:33 PM   2
JZW
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: London
Posts: 1,751
I've been told paracetemol is the safest to take



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 1st, 2011, 19:36 PM   3
emyandpotato
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8,226
I know, but unfortunately I'm not at home I'm at my parent's house so it's ibuprofen or stick a plaster on my head.



Status: Online
 
Old May 1st, 2011, 19:41 PM   4
lollylou1
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Telford Shropshire
Posts: 4,907
I was told no ibuprofen at all by my gp so paracetamol or nothing was his words!
Lou
Xxx



 
Personalised dummy/toy clips, key chains and childrens ID bracelets. [Click Here]
Status: Offline
 
Old May 1st, 2011, 19:45 PM   5
emyandpotato
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8,226
Okay I'll stay away from it then, thanks!

Also I'm so sorry to sound like a stalker but what's your little girl's middle name? We're considering the name Annabel



Status: Online
 
Old May 2nd, 2011, 02:21 AM   6
irish_cob
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 1,119
Are you having a girl?

Sounds stupid but from what I read, ibuprofen is thought to possibly affect the formation and descending of the testicles in baby boys. And yes, everything I've read said it's ok in the second trimester. I took 2 doses about 6 hours apart the other night and I'm not worrying about it.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 2nd, 2011, 02:25 AM   7
mommyof3co
Mum (Mom)
BnB Elite
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Waxahachie, TX
Posts: 10,654
I've been told no ibuprofen at all in all of my pregnancies. I have really bad hips and that's usually what I take for pain as it works best for me but I have to take acetaminophen during pregnancy



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 2nd, 2011, 02:54 AM   8
irish_cob
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 1,119
This is the NHS link on ibuprofen, they say that occasional doses in the second trimester are ok:

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/2398.asp...categoryid=129



 
Status: Offline
 
Old May 2nd, 2011, 04:39 AM   9
maybethisit
Mum (Mom)
Chat Happy BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 1,538
I read on here the other day a girl in second tri being offered ibuprofen by the hospital, being worried about it and being reassured it's ok occasionally in second tri (not in first or third though). I know what you mean though, I'd have felt funny about taking it too - can your OH not go and get you some paracetamol...? Hope your head gets better soon



 
Status: Offline
 
Reply



Bookmarks

Tags
24 , ibuprofen , weeks

featured articles


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search






SEO by vBSEO