Most people have harbored misconceptions about over the counter drugs such as aspirin, and Advil for example. People think aspirin or non-aspirin pain relievers are safe just because they don’t require a prescription. That myth has caused numerous hospitalizations and even deaths and it may be causing miscarriages as well according to the research study published in BMJ (2003;327:368, August 16, 2003) (formerly, British Medical Journal)
The study found that women who take aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, and Aleve) during pregnancy increase their risk of miscarriage by 80%. These drugs work by suppressing the production of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are fatty acids needed for successful implantation of an embryo in the womb. Because NSAIDs and aspirin act on the whole body, not just the part that hurts, the use of them can lead to abnormal implantation of an embryo which can often result in a miscarriage.
Protect your unborn child and research any medication before considering using during pregnancy. Ignorance is NOT bliss.