Medications and Pregnancy
All medications can affect your baby differently, depending on the stage of development and the type and dosage of the medication being taken. When pregnant, a woman should always check with a doctor before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication, including herbs and dietary supplements.
Women who take medications for preexisting medical conditions, such as epilepsy or high blood pressure, should always check with a doctor about those medications. It is important to find medications that are safe for the baby as well as effective in treating the condition.
Always consult with a doctor before taking any medication during pregnancy. Be sure you are aware of the potential risks of taking a medication as well as the benefits.
It is important to speak with a doctor regarding taking medications during pregnancy. Call (314) 996-5433 or email us to make an appointment to speak with a doctor about the medications you are taking and how they may affect your pregnancy.