Two-thirds of women take prescription medications during pregnancy or breast feeding. This still causes anxiety and misunderstanding regarding whether the medications may harm the fetus or cause a birth defect. Therefore, there are key medication considerations for: analgesics and anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, local anesthetics, sedatives and emergency medications. There are excellent online resources regarding drug safety in pregnancy: Breast feeding online.
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