Pregnancy Medications – Use Safely!

Girls, one of my concerns in pregnancy was medication. When you are pregnant, you have a very sensitive immune system, because pregnancy lowers immunity as much as pregnancy requires from the woman’s body.

Well, it is not for nothing that flu, urinary tract infections, toothaches and so on appear . And to relieve the pain of these ailments, sometimes it is necessary to have some medications such as painkillers for example, antibiotics … But deep down the pregnant woman is apprehensive and the best thing to be calm is to have information. Medicines in pregnancy, can you or can’t you?

Of course, the doctor will prescribe the best medicine for your problem and always the safest for your baby. But why are you so afraid of medication in pregnancy? What can happen if I take the wrong medicine?

Well, in cases where studies have been done and it has been found that some drugs cross the placental membrane and can cause harm to the fetus. Malformations, or if not a health problem throughout life. Kidney, intestinal problems and even malformation in some fetuses of pregnant women who took thalidomide in the 50.60 and 70 years.

Pregnancy Medication Video

Thalidomide was banned both in Brazil and abroad as soon as it was detected that malformations occurred due to the use of this medicine. Too bad that in Brazil they found out too late and it was only banned in the mid-70s when there were already cases of malformation.

After this episode, the FDA (the body that inspects the manufacture of medicines in the United States) entered the field and intervened with the laboratories. To be indicated for use in pregnant women, there must be a certificate. For this reason, care with medications must be redoubled and always always taken with medical guidance.

Medicines Allowed in Pregnancy

But, after all, what are the medications allowed in pregnancy? Allowed there is a small list, but the most used are:

  • Paracetamol (recommended for headaches and flu
  • Cephalexin (antibiotic for infections)
  • Folic acid
  • Vitamin D3
  • Buscopam (for abdominal pain in general)
  • Methyldopa (for hypertensive pregnant women)

Video on the Dangers of Some Medicines

I know that anti-inflammatory cannot be used at all as it can cause problems in the baby’s heart. Morphine, and some anti-coagulants, but it really goes with the doctor’s authorization. I found a table of limited and permitted medications for pregnant women, see this table here.

This does not mean that you cannot take the prescribed medications with ease, there are studies and they are always very well done so that the drugs can be administered as safely as possible for moms and their babies.

And the risk and benefit of the medication should also be analyzed . I myself had to take omeprazole during pregnancy, I felt absurdly ill because of reflux and gastritis. There are cases in which it is better to take risks with medications during pregnancy than to let the disease go on.

The vast majority of medications allowed in pregnancy, for whatever purpose may be just a momentary relief and the condition can actually be treated after delivery. The same care must still be taken when breastfeeding, as there are medications that are secreted together with breast milk. So, if you need a medication, talk to your doctor, clear up any doubts and make sure that he will not prescribe anything that will harm the baby .

A tip for pregnant women: do you want to improve the pleasure of sex during the gestational phase? Use water-based lubricating gels that play the role of cervical mucus and still control vaginal pH, reducing the chances of proliferation of fungi and bacteria responsible for infections. Famivita has developed the perfect lubricant for pregnant women and pregnant women, the FamiGel . You can buy it here in our online store.

Bjus and see you next time!

See also:  Pregnancy Drinks – What to Avoid?

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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