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Taking aspirin or ibuprofen may almost double the risk of early pregnancy loss, according to another Kaiser study. Both work by suppressing the body's prostaglandins, chemicals that help the embryo implant in the uterus, says study coauthor De-Kun Li, MD, PhD. "Women who took these pills around the time of conception or for a week or more afterward had the highest risk of miscarriage," he says. Since acetaminophen works in an entirely different way it was found not to cause problems.

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