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Why cant pregnant woman take aspirin

Why cant pregnant woman take aspirin or Advil? Does it cause birth defects? Just curious. I'm not pregnant so I cant just call up the doctor and ask her this silly question.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:54 PM on May. 1, 2010 in Health

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  • For the aspirin, it's a blood thinner. Actually for the first few months I've read not to take anything. I never used tylenol either, of course it doesn't work for me anyway. I was always very careful about what went into my mouth, I was paranoid about losing my first one. Long, painful story I'd rather not get into.

    You could always call your pharmacy, or google it.

    Answer by daisy521 at 5:58 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • I know asprin has a form of salicylic acid in it; which yes, is known to harm an unborn baby.

    Answer by mogencreative at 5:59 PM on May. 1, 2010

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