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Drugs in PregnancyPregnancy, whether planned or a pleasant surprise, brings with it important concerns about prescription and over the counter drugs. Not every medication poses a risk to your unborn baby. However, some do. Talk to your doctor. Discuss the relative risks and benefits of any prescribed drug therapy and do NOT take over-the-counter drugs or naturopathic remedies without first consulting your physician.
If you are currently planning your pregnancy, supplement your diet now with appropriate amounts of folic acid.
If you are already pregnant, Motherisk's published research can help you and your doctor make informed decisions about possible drug therapy. Since 1985, Motherisk has reviewed data from around the world, conducting controlled, prospective studies to determine the potential risks of therapeutic drugs during pregnancy. It is now clear that there are many drugs that are safe for use in pregnancy.
Click on any of the following links to find Motherisk's published studies on the safety or risk of specific drugs during pregnancy, and be sure to consult your doctor or other medical professional.
Drugs, chemicals, radiation & herbal products in pregnancy
- Other Anticonvulsants
- Chemotherapeutic Agents
- Gastrointestinal Agents
- Herbal Products
- Nausea/Vomiting and Treatment
- Psychotropic drugs
- Psychotropic General
- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
- Tricyclic Antidepressants
- Other Psychotropics
- Recreational / Social drugs
- Vitamin A and Congeners
Exposures in Pregnancy
Approximately 20% of women experience NVP for a longer period of time. Some women may suffer from NVP until the end of the pregnancy.
Pregnancy, whether planned or a pleasant surprise, brings with it important concerns about prescription and over the counter drugs.
Certain chronic conditions and their treatment may increase reproductive risks.
Exposure to certain infectious diseases during pregnancy may pose a risk to the unborn baby.
Natural doesn't always mean safe. But that doesn't stop millions of people, including pregnant women, from consuming naturopathic products.