The Expectant Mother's Guide: to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs, Vitamins, Home Remedies, and Herbal Products

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St. Martin's Press, Apr 1, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages

What to take--and what not to take--when you're expecting or nursing

Is it safe to take aspirin during pregnancy? What about cold medicine? If you're expecting, at some point during pregnancy, these questions may come up.

Common cold medications and drugs can have harmful effects on a developing baby. Likewise, natural and herbal treatments can adversely affect a nursing baby. The Expectant Mother's Guide offers moms-to-be a comprehensive resource to clear up confusion regarding prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, supplements, and home remedies. Keep this guide close at hand for important information, including:

An A-to-Z listing of prescription and nonprescription drugs and their FDA safety class ratings for pregnant women

Specific drug dosages and precautions for the first, second, and third trimesters

Which drugs and supplements may be safe or unsafe for use while breast-feeding

Guidance on the use of vitamins and herbal supplements during pregnancy

Which common household products, such as paint and hair dyes, may be dangerous to your fetus or newborn


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Prescription Drugs
OvertheCounter Products
Herbal and Homeopathic Products
Vitamin Use During Pregnancy
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About the author (2011)

Donald L. Sullivan, R.Ph., Ph.D., is a registered pharmacist and an associate professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ohio Northern University. In 1992 he was awarded the Upjohn Pharmaceuticals Excellence in Research Award. The author of several books for both trade and professional audiences, Sullivan lives in Marysville, Ohio.

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