Drugs in Pregnancy- Part I

Drugs in Pregnancy- Part I

  Autor NN Team Data: 20.12.2005

Drugs in Pregnancy- Part I
Is it healthy to take drugs while pregnant? 
It might be difficult to plan the moment you get pregnant in order to avoid the drugs. Most times, in a woman who takes drugs, they might reach the fetus through placenta and might cause him birth problems, a real danger both for the child and for the mother. The biggest risk for a fetus whose mother takes drugs, is that of too much growth during the first intrauterine weeks when the important organs grow. But some researchers don't know if taking drugs may have negative effects on the child much later, after being born. 
Many drugs that you can buy directly from the drugstore or from stores with natural products might help you in case they are prescribed by the doctor. But you must make sure they are completely safe for your pregnancy and they don't have any side effects for you and your baby. Many of these drugs mention on the prospectus if they are safe when you are pregnant. If you are not sure, you may ask the doctor before taking the drug, or if you have any doubt regarding the drug, you'd better ask a specialized person, the pharmacist, the GP, etc. 
Some drugs are not safe to be taken during pregnancy. Even the drugs which are prescribed by your doctor before getting pregnant may be harmful both for you and for the development of your fetus during pregnancy. Make sure that all the doctors and pharmacists you contacted know that you are pregnant, and don't ever take drugs during pregnancy unless they are prescribed by a specialist. 
Also, remember that other things such as caffeine, vitamins, herbal teas and empirical remedies may affect the fetus development. Talk to your doctor or to the one who prescribes the drugs to you, about the way to reduce caffeine and about some types of vitamins you might need from food. Don't ever take a herbal product without talking to the doctor or to the pharmacist who recommended the product to you first. 




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