The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was still "reassuring," according to Dr. Allen Mitchell.
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According to the news provider, proton pump inhibitors are available through prescription as well as over the counter and are typically taken by those experiencing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux or heartburn.
Mitchell told the news source that while the proton pump inhibitors may not have devastating effects on the fetus, pregnant women should still consult their physicians prior to taking them.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the FDA recently warned doctors and patients that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors could increase the risk of hip, wrist or spine fractures.