The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Choices for You and Your Baby
From a renowned obstetrician and expert in maternal-fetal medicine comes the only comprehensive pharmaceutical guide available to help you make informed decisions while pregnant and nursing
The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding cuts through the confusion so that you can feel good about taking care of yourself and your baby. This essential reference combines authority and empathy with an A-to-Z directory of more than six hundred drugs to help you make the best possible decisions for you and your baby.
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The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy: Everything You Need To Know To Make the Best Choices for You and Your BabyUser Review - Book Verdict
In this much-needed and comprehensive directory, physician Weiner (obstetrics and gynecology/integrative and molecular physiology, Univ. of Kansas Sch. of Medicine) and health reporter Rope give expectant mothers and their health care providers a solid tool for knowing if, when, which, and how much medication is safe during pregnancy and while nursing. Medication safety during pregnancy has limited research and thus little consensus on it exists, even among medical specialists. For example, "two thirds of all drugs sold in the United States are classified as Category C, which means there is a lack of adequate human data to say whether they may harm a developing fetus…with less than 1%…in Category A," meaning safe for use in pregnancy. This more accessible version of Carl P. Weiner's Drugs for Pregnant and Lactating Women includes concise information on how pregnancy changes a woman's response to drugs. Each entry then includes brand and generic names, what the drug is for, how it works, contraindications, side effects and warnings, and specific information relevant to pregnant or lactating mothers. VERDICT The lack of a comprehensive index with cross references is the book's only shortcoming, but it's a big one. Readers have to know to look for pseudoephedrine, as there is no entry for "Sudafed." That aside, this should be the go-to reference in all libraries for medication use during pregnancy. A critical purchase.
Review: The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Choices for You and Your BabyUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
Not as good as my fetal toxicologist, but much better than any other books I've read on the topic and definitely better than anything you'll find online. Very comprehensive information about over-the ... Read full review