Tylenol Use During Pregnancy and Behavior Problems-Is There a Link?

Tylenol is currently listed as a safe drug/medication to take during pregnancy. With the increased weight that a mother has to carry around while pregnant, pain and other issues usually follow. This leads to mom popping a couple Tylenol or other pain killers. In this article, I want to talk about a recent study that found a correlation to Tylenol use during pregnancy and behavior problems in the child later in life.
What does a recent study say?
The journal of JAMA Pediatrics recently published a study linking Tylenol use during pregnancy and future behavioral problems, like ADHD, in the child. More and more research is being done to find out if taking over-the-counter pain medications while pregnant can have an effect on the child. The study found that mothers taking Tylenol AKA Acetaminophen were more likely to have children with behavioral problems like ADHD. Researchers did note that Tylenol use during pregnancy is not unsafe. This still raises questions for pregnant mothers looking for relief.

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Neuro-Structural Chiropractic care during pregnancy
There are other drug-free and non-invasive forms of pain relief out there for pregnant women. Neuro-Structural Chiropractic care is arguably a safe and better option for pregnant women experiencing pain. It can not only improve aches and pains, but also help reduce nausea, heartburn, fatigue, and sleep issues. Neuro-Structural Chiropractic care also ensures that the pelvis and hips are balanced, which reduces muscular and ligamentous tension in the uterus to help ensure a smooth birth.
Many of our pregnant mothers report more comfortable pregnancies and easier births. This greatly reduces the need to take any over the counter pain medications like Tylenol. Any type of medication taken by the mother while pregnant can still have an effect on the baby and its development. Most research studies look to see if any medications cause birth defects. These are things we can see right away. Research is now being done to see if these medications cause any long-term issues.

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What is the perfect storm?
Once a month, our office hosts a perfect storm workshop. This is a free workshop of parents looking for answers on why childhood illnesses are on the rise. In this workshop we talk about three different stressors on the body coming together to create The Perfect Storm.
Toxins is one of these three different stressors. Man-made medications are toxic to the body and the body must work to detox and eliminate it from the blood-stream. This is just one of many toxic things that are children are being exposed to. These toxins have a cumulative effect.
If you want to learn more about the cause of childhood illness, our next Perfect Storm workshop will be held at our office on Wednesday October 12.

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Neuro-Functional Chiropractor at Pinnacle Chiropractic
Dr. Matt Morris is a Neuro-Structural Chiropractor. He has a passion for helping adults and children through Neuro-Structural Chiropractic Care. He has extensive training in dealing with children with Autism, ADD/ADHD, and other Sensory Processing Disorders.
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