Most women get at least one illness during their pregnancy and treatment can be touchy. Many medications are off limits...
Most women get at least one illness during their pregnancy and treatment can be touchy. Many medications are off limits to pregnant women. To confuse the matter, some medications are worse during specific trimesters but less risky during others. The general rule: NEVER take any medication or treatment before consulting with your prenatal care provider first. Just to be clear, medication or treatment includes things like...
- Conventional medical treatments
- Holistic treatments
- Birth control pills or other birth control (minus barrier methods like condoms) - if it's birth control that you take orally or that is implanted, it's not safe during pregnancy.
- Herbal treatments
- Acupuncture and acupressure
- Essential oils
- Medicated creams
- Nasal or throat sprays
- Headache meds
- Allergy meds
- Stomach meds
- Medications you're already on (these should be brought up at your first prenatal appointment).