A new study suggests a link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and pregnant women who take acetaminophen/Tylenol. According to the study in the Journal of American Medical Association of Pediatrics, pregnant women who took Tylenol for 20 weeks or more had a 50 percent higher risk of their child needing ADHD medication.
Talk to your OB-Gyn before you take meds during pregnancy
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.