Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Good News and Bad News for Pregnancy

First the bad news....

Don't take Tylenol while Pregnant...

Asthma Link
Fit Pregnancy, Nov/Dec 2008
Children whose moms took acetaminophen (Tylenol) during pregnancy are 70 percent more likely to exhibit wheezing, according to a study of U.S. Children in the inner city, a location that already puts them at risk for asthma. Taking the pain reliever in the third trimester seems riskiest. Acetaminophen may destroy an antioxidant that helps prevent lung damage.
~ Kim Schworm Acosta
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Meeting

Now for the Good News...

This was in Fit Pregnancy Oct/Nov 2008.

Pregnant Chocolate Lovers, Take Heart
Eating well during pregnancy needn't mean giving up your favorite candy. A Yale study found that expectant moms who ate chocolate for or more times a week had a lower risk of preeclampsia than those who ate it less than once a week. Dark chocolate, in particular, contains a substance thought to have cardiovascular benefits that help prevent pereclampsia.
~S.R. Epidemiology

As a side note I have had anemia issues this pregnancy and have found DARK chocolate is high in iron. There's even one at Aldi's that has 15% iron for the day. Just make sure you read the label. Some are as low as 6% and some as high as 15%.


  1. Hello. I have to say I must be the exception because I took extra strength tylenol a lot during my three pregnancies for severe debiltating migraines and none of mine have asthma :) Praise the Lord. I wonder if there were other conditions that precipatated the babies having asthma, like a genetic factor (mom or dad or both having it) etc. Worth looking into :)

    God bless,


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  3. Ahh, I'm pregnant and take Tylenol. Thanks for the info!!


  4. I love what you are doing here with your blog!! I have been struggling with weight loss my who life, and I just recently found out I'm expecting my first baby! I'm glad I read this :]

  5. This is interesting, as with #4 at 7mos preggers I did take it A LOT (at mw's recommendation) around the time my appendix ruptured. This lo does not do well with colds~like on her own she seems to get pneumonia because it just doesn't expel. Thankfully with a good homeopathic remedy she can get over it, we discovered....


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