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Pregnant Women Taking Viagra? New Study Shows Baby Could Benefit

Why Pregnant Women Might Start Taking Viagra

Men have been taking Viagra for years now to help with erectile dysfunction (ED). Can’t get it up? Take Viagra. Can’t keep it up? Take Viagra.

Just be sure to “see your doctor if you have an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours.”

Yikes.

Over all, though, Viagra has a pretty good reputation as far as meds for male parts go. The little blue pill has been saving the love lives of married men and older bachelors for quite some time.

So why in the world would pregnant women take a pill designed to increase blood flow to a penis?

According to a new study (reported by Daily Mail), Viagra apparently can also increase the blood supply to the placenta and help babies that are otherwise not growing properly to gain weight.

The first-ever human trial is about to begin on 120 pregnant women in New Zealand and Australia who are “carrying  extremely low-growth babies” to see if fetal growth can be enhanced and early labor delayed. It seems to have worked already in mice.

I wonder, ladies: Would you ever participate in a “first-ever human trial” of any drug during your pregnancy? I imagine these women have thought long and hard about the pros and cons, but how do you truly weigh the cons when you really have no idea what could possibly go wrong?

I’m eager to see what the results of the trial reveal, and I wish these 120 women and their babies the best!

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Source: Daily Mail
Original Photo: iStockphoto

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