Some Drugs May Be Harmful to an Unborn Baby

Written by Karen Mira

Women who are pregnant or still planning to get pregnant should make an inventory of the medications that they take as some may be harmful to their unborn baby.

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Some drugs may be harmful to an unborn baby

Women who are pregnant or still planning to get pregnant should make an inventory of the medications that they take as some may be harmful to their unborn baby.

Drugs or medications that may be dangerous to the fetus are epilepsy drugs, antibiotics, treatment for severe acne, drugs for the treatment of heart disease and psychiatric drugs.

In a study conducted by researchers from the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, it was discovered that a large percentage of women exposed to such drugs either had pregnancy terminations or babies born with defects.

Experts advise women to plan their pregnancies to minimize risk of exposing their babies to such drugs. They should also understand the effects that certain drugs may have on their unborn baby. When unsure as to how a certain medication can affect their babies, it is really wise for pregnant women to consult their doctors immediately.

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