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Medication in Pregnancy

Everything you need to know about medications in pregnancy, what is safe and what's not.
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Medications in Pregnancy
What you need to know before you take medication in pregnancy.

Is it safe to take Tylenol in pregnancy?
Pregnancy and pain sometimes happen at the same time. Is it safe to take pain relievers like Tylenol?

What can I take for a cold while pregnant?
Getting a cough or cold is really no fun. Pregnancy adds an extra layer of difficulty in treating a cold with medication. So what's a pregnant mom to do?

What is safe to take for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?
Hemorrhoids are a common condition in pregnancy. But what medications are safe to use in pregnancy to treat hemorrhoids?

Aspirin in Pregnancy
Can you safely take aspirin in pregnancy?

Common Pain Relievers Cause Birth Defects
There are common medications in your medicine cabinet that you probably think are safe in pregnancy. The problem is that they are not safe and can cause heart defects.

Pregnancy "Category C" Labeling
The FDA explains the Pregnancy Category C rating for drugs.

Accutane & Pregnancy
Accutane is a powerful drug used for many to help alleviate problems with acne. But the price of good skin can have disastrous effects on your baby. Learn about Accutane before you get pregnant.

Newborns & Risk of Breathing Problems at Birth
Could simple medications, or even how your baby is born be the source of a potentially deadly breathing problem?

Aspirin in Pregnancy/Breastfeeding
A fact sheet from the National Institutes of Health.

Herbs for Pregnancy and Beyond
About.com's Herbs for Health Guide, Juli Knight comes a collection of links for pregnancy and herbs.

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
A listing of common medications and their safety in pregnancy.

How Drugs Cross the Placenta
Drugs in the mother's blood can cross this membrane into blood vessels in the villi and pass through the umbilical cord into the fetus. Diagram included.

Drug Use During Pregnancy
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization estimate that more than 90 percent of pregnant women take prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter) drugs, social drugs such as tobacco and alcohol, or illicit drugs. Drugs cause 2 to 3 percent of all birth defects; most of the others result from hereditary, environmental, or unknown causes."

Herbs to Avoid
Information on herbs that need to be avoided in pregnancy and childbearing.

Midwifery & Herbs
Information on the use of herbs during pregnancy.

What is a teratogen?
Definitions about harmful agents to your baby during pregnancy.

Did you use progesterone in pregnancy?
Progesterone is a hormone normally found in the body. It was speculated that it could help prevent miscarriages, though there is much debate about who is helped. Did you use progesterone in pregnancy? Why or why not?

Flu Shots and Pregnancy:
Flu shots and pregnancy are recommended for most pregnant women. Will you get a flu shot in pregnancy?

How do you handle allergies in pregnancy?
Allergies aren't fun in general, but pregnancy can make it even worse. How do you cope?

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