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Dealing With Common Ailments During Pregnancy

By Beth Weinhouse for Your Baby Today

Before you were pregnant, dealing with common ailments like colds or stomachaches was a no-brainer. Got a headache? Just pop any of a variety of over-the-counter painkillers. Allergies acting up? Surely there are antihistamines in your medicine cabinet. But once you're pregnant, all that changes.

"If you can, it's better to avoid taking anything during the first trimester when the fetus is rapidly developing," says Johanna J. Abernathy, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Even throughout your pregnancy, the best advice is, "If you don't need it, don't take it."

Many women, savvy enough to want to avoid medications during pregnancy, may turn to herbal remedies or teas for relief, assuming that these items are safe. While doctors believe that most of them are, several have been singled out for warnings.
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By Beth Weinhouse for Your Baby Today

Before you were pregnant, dealing with common ailments like colds or stomachaches was a no-brainer. Got a headache? Just pop any of a variety of over-the-counter painkillers. Allergies acting up? Surely there are antihistamines in your medicine cabinet. But once you're pregnant, all that changes.

"If you can, it's better to avoid taking anything during the first trimester when the fetus is rapidly developing," says Johanna J. Abernathy, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist in private practice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Even throughout your pregnancy, the best advice is, "If you don't need it, don't take it."

Many women, savvy enough to want to avoid medications during pregnancy, may turn to herbal remedies or teas for relief, assuming that these items are safe. While doctors believe that most of them are, several have been singled out for warnings.
Jump to full text of this article here.



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