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Demystifying Drug Categories for Pregnant Women

By Jodi Razgaitis

When women first learn they are pregnant most will embark on a program of good nutrition, exercise and general wellness to avoid causing harm to themselves and their growing baby. Although some women may forgo treatments without any health consequences, mothers who require medication for a chronic health condition will be faced with a dilemma: continue therapy and possibly risk harm to their baby or risk under-treating a serious illness, which can be harmful to both. But how do you know what drugs are safe during pregnancy?

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By Jodi Razgaitis
Medically Reviewed On: Friday, March 31, 2006

When women first learn they are pregnant most will embark on a program of good nutrition, exercise and general wellness to avoid causing harm to themselves and their growing baby. Although some women may forgo treatments without any health consequences, mothers who require medication for a chronic health condition will be faced with a dilemma: continue therapy and possibly risk harm to their baby or risk under-treating a serious illness, which can be harmful to both. But how do you know what drugs are safe during pregnancy?

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