Medications And Birth Defects: What Women Need To Know

Medications and birth defects are heartbreaking realities for many parents. Medications used by pregnant women can sometimes cause congenital disabilities. There is no way to know until after the child is born. In this blog post, we will go over some of the most common medications that have been linked with congenital disabilities in children. Read on to learn more about these medications and what you need to know as a woman who may be considering taking them while pregnant!

What are the medications linked with congenital disabilities?

Medications and birth defects are something that many people do not know about until they become pregnant. Medications can cause many different types of congenital disabilities, some more common than others. This blog post will go over the medications linked with various types of congenital disabilities in infants or children exposed to these particular drugs while still developing inside their mothers.

Medications for allergies, respiratory conditions, and infections can cause congenital disabilities.

– Medication used to treat asthma during pregnancy may be associated with a higher likelihood of birth defects than other types of medications. This is because the airways are already compromised in pregnant women who have asthma, so it’s even more important to use their medication correctly. Medication errors by both patients and doctors play into this risk as well. Pregnant asthmatic women need an inhalation technique assessment at least once per trimester, if not more often, depending on how severe the case is. Please contact your doctor before stopping any medication if you have asthma or understand more about your current therapy plan.
Before making any decision, you should consult your physician.