The Expectant Mother’s Go-To Guide to Medications
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Pregnancy can be a journey in and of itself, so it’s important to stay as healthy as you can along the way. If you’ve ever been expecting, odds are you might’ve taken some medication during the process.
About 9 in 10 women take at least one medicine during pregnancy, while 7 in 10 take at least one prescription medicine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With stats like that, it’s important to know which ones are safe for you and your baby, and which ones are not.
With that said, we consulted the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) expert team of pharmacists can determine what medications (if any) are OK to take while you’re expecting. The infographic below breaks it all down:
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