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Paracetamol During Pregnancy

Tue, 17 September 2019

Paracetamol During Pregnancy

Many of us take a paracetamol tablet to deal with pain while pregnant. But new research by the University of Bristol has found there may be a link between taking the medication in pregnancy and potential behavioural issues with children down the line.

Scientists studied 14 thousand children between the ages of six months and 11 years old, and tested their memory and IQ up until age 17. They uncovered that there was an association with kids' hyperactivity, attention problems and other difficult behaviour if the mother had taken paracetamol while pregnant.

For more on this, this morning we were joined by GP Dr Sinead Beirne who gave her advice:

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