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Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy – A Cause of Behavioral Problems and Hyperkinetic Disorders?

A recent article posted on the online journal JAMA Pediatrics suggests that acetaminophen (Tylenol, Paracetamol), an over-the-counter pain reliever widely used during pregnancy, may have a harmful effect on fetal…
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Why is nitrous oxide for pain relief unavailable to most women giving birth in the United States when it is available in so many other countries?

This is the question posed by Judith Rooks, CNM, MS, MPH, a well-known midwifery author, epidemiologist, and researcher.     As Ms. Rooks notes in her editorial in the March…
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