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Pregnant women are too cautious about risk of medicines

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3135 (Published 03 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3135
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Pregnant women are overly cautious about the risks of over the counter and prescribed drugs, a study has found.1

The study of 1120 women found that many were unwilling to medicate common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and aches and pains.

The women completed an online survey where they were asked which common conditions they had experienced during pregnancy. They were then asked about the extent to which …

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