Medications and Medicines

Pergonal and Ovarian Cancer

Some studies have found an association between ovarian cancer and certain ovulation-inducing medications such as gonadotropins (Pergonal is a member of this drug group) while other studies have not. ... read more »

Should I Continue Taking my Medications During Pregnancy?

Most medications are safe in pregnancy. Before discontinuing or stopping any medication because of a pregnancy, it's important to talk to your doctor. ... read more »

DES Exposure

DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic form of estrogen, a female hormone. There is some evidence that the risk of tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, miscarriage, and premature delivery is increased for a DES-exposed daughter. ... read more »

Dalmane During Pregnancy - Is It Safe?

Dalmane is a category X drug and it should not be taken during pregnancy. ... read more »

Allergy Shots

Is it safe to receive allergy shots when trying to conceive (TTC) and during pregnancy? ... read more »

Clomiphene and Menstrual Period

Why do I need to get my period before clomiphene? ... read more »

Femara (Letrozole) and TTC

Should I use it? Ovulation problems are among the most common causes of infertility and they are responsible for up to 50% of all cases of infertility. ... read more »

Alternatives to Antibiotics During Pregnancy

When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic it is important to understand why you should take it. You also may want to discuss with your doctor alternatives. ... read more »

Motrin (Ibuprofen)

Is taking Motrin (Ibuprofen) OK when trying to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Can too much Vitamin E hurt my baby?

The RDA for pregnant women is 18 mg of Vitamin E. Recent studies have shown that taking in too much Vitamin E during pregnancy can cause birth defects in children. ... read more »

Omega 3s Fatty Acids During Pregnancy Facts

Researchers are pounding the pavement in regards to the health benefits associated with Omega 3 fatty acids. ... read more »

Healthy Children and Omega 3s

Children can use Omega 3s in much the same manner as adults. While the majority of the population thinks of supplementation as an adult choice, children who are regularly supplemented with Omega 3s exhibit many of the same positive health benefits. ... read more »

Omega 3s - Natural versus Fortified versus Supplements

Supplementation, or fortification, refers to the process of adding vitamins, nutrients and even Omega 3s to a food that does not naturally have these items. ... read more »

Ambien - Is it safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. ... read more »

Categories of Antibiotics

The five antibiotic categories are A, B, C, D and X. These categories tell the doctor which antibiotics are safe to prescribe during pregnancy and which are not. ... read more »

When to Use Antibiotics During Pregnancy

Not all illnesses are infections that need or can to be treated with antibiotics. The obstetrician will judge the severity of the infection before prescribing an antibiotic. ... read more »

Which Retinoids are Unsafe During Pregnancy?

Accutane is one of the most infamous retinoids used to treat severe acne. Despite the fact that the drug was known to potentially cause severe birth defects, it was passed by the FDA for human use. Accutane may be the most widely known retinoid, but others do exist and continue to be used for a variety of skin conditions. ... read more »

Clomiphene (Clomid) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Clomiphene (Clomid) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Clomid During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Clomid (Clomiphene) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Paxil (Paroxetine) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Paroxetine (Paxil) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Serophene (Clomiphene) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Serophene (Clomiphene) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Optivar During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Optivar during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Xanax During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Xanax during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Prevacid (Lansoprazole) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Lansoprazole during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Xyzal During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Xyzal during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Valacyclovir During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Valacyclovir and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Can I Take Tylenol During Pregnancy And While Breastfeeding?

Learn all about acetaminophen and if it is safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Can I Take Acyclovir During Pregnancy And Breastfeeding?

Is the drug Acyclovir, which is used to treat herpes simplex, safe to use while pregnant? How about if you are breastfeeding? ... read more »

Is Claritin Safe During Pregnancy And While Breastfeeding?

Learn all about Claritin (loratadine) and if it's safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Fluconazole During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Fluconazole and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Medications in Pregnancy: General Principles

When it comes to taking medications in pregnancy, there is one major rule of thumb that all women need to follow: always ask your obstetrician about the safety of a medication before taking it. ... read more »

Contraceptives During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about contraceptives and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Are they safe for use during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Prozac (Fluoxetine) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Prozac (Fluoxetine) during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Ibuprofen During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Ibuprofen and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Zantac 75 During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Zantac 75 during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Tramadol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Tramadol during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Zoloft During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Zoloft during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Elestat During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Elestat during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Astelin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Astelin is an antihistamine; prescribed to combat histamine reactions associated with allergies. The medication is specifically designed to treat or prevent nasal symptoms. ... read more »

Enoxaparin (Blood Thinner) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about enoxaparin (blood thinner) and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Clarinex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Calrinex during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Tamiflu During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Tamiflu during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Oxycodone During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Oxycodone during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe? ... read more »

Fertinex During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Fertinex during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Gonal-F During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Gonal-F during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Axid AR During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Axid AR during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

Digoxin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Digoxin and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Methyldopa (Aldomet) During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about methyldopa and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Caffeine During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about caffeine and pregnancy/breastfeeding. Is it safe to use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding? ... read more »

Wellbutrin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

All about Wellbutrin during pregnancy, breastfeeding and trying to conceive (TTC). Is it safe for use? ... read more »

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