Sick? Pregnancy-Safe Medications

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Sick? Pregnancy-Safe Medications
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 7:47am

You know to skip sushi and soft cheese when you're pregnant, but what about treating a headache or the flu? While some over-the-counter medications are safe to take during pregnancy, others aren't -- and it's important to find out how a drug might affect your growing baby. Here's what to know about 16 common conditions -- how to treat them without medication, what's safe to take and what to avoid -- so you can feel better fast.

Pregnancy-Safe Medications: How to Treat Cold, Flu, Headaches, Allergies & More-

Anyone been sick during this pregnancy so far?  If so, what did your doctor suggest you take to treat your illness?

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 7:36pm

Well aside from my blood pressure medication... I am hoping to be completely medication free!

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 2:47pm

ANyone else hoping to go completely medication free all pregnancy?  I obviously don't know if it is possible, but I'm really hoping.  Even though docs say medications are safe during pregnancy, I'd rather just avoid them all together.  

~ Ashley ~

~ Expecting Our First in SEPTEMBER! ~