Why should you avoid giving NSAIDs to pregnant women (especially in - ProProfs Discuss
Topics
Products
Follow Us:

Why should you avoid giving NSAIDs to pregnant women (especially in the third trimester)?



A. It causes spina bifida in the fetus.
B. It causes excess bleeding during delivery.
C. It causes prolongation of gestation or delayed spontaneous labor.

This question is part of Pharm - Exam 3 - NSAIDs
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Apr 02, 2020

+ Answer
Request

2 Answers

a.Nancy

A.Nancy

Answered Mar 07, 2018

You should avoid giving NSAIDs to pregnant women primarily because it results I the prolongation of gestation, or also results in delayed spontaneous labor. It causes the inhibition of contractile PGs within the uterus wall hence resulting in a delay of the labor onset.

Labor is considered as the most critical stage in the period of pregnancy. It is the stage where the child is ready to be delivered along with the placenta and the umbilical cord still attached. Hence, a delay in the onset of labor could result in several complications which can be fatal for both the mother and the baby in severe cases.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered May 22, 2017

It causes prolongation of gestation or delayed spontaneous labor.

Due to inhibition of contractile PGs in the uterus wall, thereby delaying the onset of labor and prolonging the gestation period. (Morning after pill)
 

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.