What medicine is not good for pregnancy

BOSTON A new national study could give pregnant women more information about which medications are safe to take and which ones could harm their developing babies, and Boston University’s School of Medicine is playing a key role in the research. Some pregnant women who think they’re being careful about what medications they take are actually putting their babies at risk.
You may be surprised to hear that most drugs on the market haven’t been specifically tested in pregnant women. Dumont said that leaves doctors and pregnant women to make judgment calls based on limited research. Now, a group of researchers nationwide wants to systematically review all medications and how they affect pregnancy. The researchers will also study women who have children with birth defects and try to determine what drugs may have caused those problems.
As a result, he said, some women end up taking medications during pregnancy that they shouldn’t, while others put their babies at risk by not taking drugs that are relatively safe. Mitchell also says severely depressed women who stop taking antidepressants during pregnancy are at high risk of suffering a relapse, which could jeopardize their babies.

So more research into antidepressants and their possible effects on pregnancy will help pregnant women know which ones, if any, are safest to take. Even though most flu vaccines are now considered safe for pregnant women, there’s more research to be done, Mitchell said. Mitchell says detailed new information about a wide range of drugs will lead to better drug labeling, and better labels will help pregnant women know which drugs to avoid and which ones they can take with confidence. The new study, called the Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System, is being launched by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology with the backing of five federal agencies.
The only real “doctor approved” option for treating headaches during pregnancy is Tylenol, or Acetaminophen. Eating might not seem like a cure for a headache, but many headaches are actually caused by low blood sugar. They are one of the most common pregnancy complaints.  Unfortunately, there are not many medications that pregnant women can safely take during their pregnancies.
If you do take Tylenol during your pregnancy, make sure to follow the instructions carefully and do not take too much.

Lay down and take a nap, or simply close your eyes and lay there for a while, and try to let your headache ease up.
Dehydration is actually a very common cause of headaches in everyone, but especially pregnant women.
Taking more than the recommended amount of Tylenol can cause liver damage, and in late pregnancy, liver damage in the baby as well.
Always ask your doctor before taking any medication during pregnancy that you do not know is safe.
When you meet with your doctor to confirm you're pregnant, ask what meds are OK to take and what meds you need to find alternatives for.

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