That’s according to this article which suggests many pregnant women are not aware of the risks. Being pregnant myself at the moment I am overly cautious about everything I eat and drink, especially having suffered a past miscarriage. It is interesting, however, that at no point in your pregnancy are you warned not to take Ibuprofen. I certainly have received no advice as to whether it is safe to take or not. I did, however, being rather paranoid look to see whether there were any risks when I suffered severe migraines early on in my pregnancy and it seems I was right to do so. According to the article pregnant women who take painkillers such as Ibuprofen are twice as likely to suffer a miscarriage especially if they take it just before they have conceived or up until the 20th week of pregnancy. The drugs do carry warnings on the packet stating they should not be used in pregnancy but it is thought as many as 1 in 6 pregnant women still take them. If there is such an increased risk, surely it must make sense to warn women of this when they visit the doctor initially to have their pregnancy confirmed.