Advil® and Pregnancy
Can I take Advil® if I’m pregnant?
Unless directed by a doctor, Advil® should not be taken during pregnancy.
Ibuprofen should not be used during the third trimester of pregnancy.
It’s especially important not to take ibuprofen, the main ingredient in Advil®, during the last 3 months of pregnancy. Unless directed by a doctor, ibuprofen should not be consumed during this time.
Can I take Advil® if I’m breastfeeding?
Not unless recommended by your physician. If you have any health conditions or are taking other medications, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking Advil®.
Natural ways to relieve pregnancy pain
Dealing with the aches and pains associated with pregnancy can be a challenge, particularly if you have been instructed to avoid consuming pain medications like Advil®, Motrin®, Tylenol®, Aleve®, or Excedrin®. Here is a list of alternative solutions to help you manage your pain during pregnancy.
- Use a heat pad or warm compress for throbbing and headaches (*do not soak in a hot bath or tub)
- Use a cold compress for inflammation
- Wear a maternity belt to reduce back pain
- Get a prenatal massage
- Rub on essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, or arnica
- Get acupuncture
- Try prenatal yoga or swimming
- Visit a Chiropractor
- Meditate and do breathing exercises