Medicines that are forbidden during pregnancy

During pregnancy, the baby is connected to you through the placenta. Eat the same goodies, feel the same emotions, treat with the same medicines. Here are some medicines that are forbidden during pregnancy.

The fetus breathes and nourishes thanks to the transfer of oxygen and nutrients that is produced through this fleshy organ, consisting of two faces, a maternal and a fetal one. So whatever you eat, all the medicines you take, get to the fetus.

If you suffer from a condition even before you become pregnant (such as asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.) or become ill during pregnancy, you should talk to your doctor and not take any medicine without his advice, because there are medicines forbidden in pregnancy due to their influence on the fetus.

Also, thyroid hormone deficiency is a condition that must be treated without stopping, so you should strictly follow the instructions and doses prescribed by your doctor.

Thus, from the point of view of the degree of influence on the fetus, the medicines are divided into several categories:

Category A – medicines that have been tested during pregnancy in both humans and animals, finding that they present no risk to the baby or to the life of the future child. Basically, these are 100% safe medicines. This category includes polyvitamins, minerals, folic acid, progesterone supplements and antispasmodics.

Category B – medicines that have been tested on animals and have been shown that not lead to malformations of the baby. These include antibiotics (penicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin, erythromycin) and paracetamol.

Category C – medicines that may have side effects on the fetus, but which are prescribed during pregnancy when the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the fetus. There are no studies on animals or human subjects that demonstrate their negative effects. Some antibiotics, such as kanamycin, are included in this category.

Medicines and pregnancy