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  • Finding Reliable Information on Medication Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    Finding Reliable Information on Medication Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be an exciting and challenging time for parents, and making informed decisions about medication use during these periods is important. Many medications are safe to use while pregnant or lactating, but some are dangerous. However, finding reliable information about the safety of medications can be overwhelming, especially in regards to the […] More

  • A Brief History of the Vaccine

    Whooping Cough Vaccine Is Safe for Pregnant Women

    A new study from the United Kingdom concludes that that the whooping cough vaccine is safe for women in their third trimester of pregnancy. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious disease. Pertussis has recently experienced a rapid increase in infections resulting in the death of some infected newborns. Because of the increase in […] More

  • Baby Hands in Black and White

    Using Antipsychotic Medication During Pregnancy Affects Babies

    The use of antipsychotic medication during pregnancy can affect the health of the baby, says a new seven-year observational study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Although many women take antipsychotic medication during pregnancy to treat various psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar disorder, the safety of such drugs on a developing baby […] More

  • Advil on Desk

    NSAIDs Like Ibuprofen Do Not Increase Risk of Miscarriage

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) and naproxen (Aleve) are increasingly used by pregnant women to treat pain, fever, and inflammation during the first trimester of pregnancy. Now a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) confirms that women who use NSAIDS during pregnancy do not have an increased […] More

  • Extra Strength Tylenol and Tylenol PM

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) During Pregnancy Linked to Behavioral Disorders in Children

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Genapap, Feverall, Actamin Maximum Strength, Altenol, Aminofen, Apra, Aceta, Tempra, Paracetamol, Apo-Acetaminophen, Panadol, Dymadon, Calpol) is a Category B drug during pregnancy: B. No Evidence of Risk in Humans Adequate, well-controlled studies in pregnant women have not shown increased risk of fetal abnormalities despite adverse findings in animals, or, in the absence of […] More

  • Magnesium Sulfate Injections and Fetus Complicationss and Fetus Complications

    Magnesium Sulfate Injections Put Fetus at Risk, Study Claims

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now warning that magnesium sulfate injections may put a pregnant women’s fetus at risk if injections are administered for more than five days. Magnesium sulfate is used to prevent preterm labor as an “off-label” medication, which means that the use is not approved by the FDA. The Food […] More