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Medications During Pregnancy

One of the most common phone calls we get from our pregnant patients is: "what can I take for ____".  Every medication bottle tells you to contact your physician before taking if you're pregnant, and we know it can be overwhelming to try and research on your own.  Earlier, we posted about essential oils that are safe during pregnancy.  Here is a list of what we recommend for medications based on symptom.  If you are one of our patients, this is included in your new OB bag that you get at your first visit with us (but we know sometimes it is hard to hold on to paper).

Allergy/Sinus

Constipation

Cold/Upper Respiratory Infection

Cough

Decongestant

Diarrhea

Gas

Headache/Pain

Heartburn

Hemorrhoids

Insomnia

Leg Cramps

Nausea

Sore throat

 

By no means is this every medication out there that you can take.  But, these are the symptoms we commonly experience in pregnancy and this list is a nice reference to have.

Stay safe, stay happy, stay healthy!

Author
Hilary P Booth, MS, RN, WHNP-BC Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

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