If you are pregnant and have a headache, try sleeping or use a cold compress instead of popping a pill into your mouth. If you can’t do without a medicine, then do act wisely.

It is best to consult your doctor before taking any medication.As such acetaminophen (the main ingredient in Tylenol) is safe. But do not cross the maximum recommended dosage of 4000 mg in one day. Overdoses of it can cause liver and kidney damage.

Most definitely avoid aspirin and ibuprofen as studies have shown that the latter can increase the chances of miscarriage and birth defects.

In fact, instead of medicines, use these alternate therapies to alleviate your pain.

  • A warm bath 
  • Acupuncture
  • Breathing techniques
  • A very gentle aromatic oil massage
  • Regular exercise

So now that you are pregnant, the next time you are suffering from body aches, instead of an OTC painkiller try alternative therapies as that is the best for you and your unborn child.

Did you have to take any pain killers during pregnancy? Which ones did your doctor prescribe? Did you try any home remedies to alleviate your pain? Share your experiences with us here.