Unfortunately, it often happens that during pregnancy a woman has to take any pills. This situation is typical for early pregnancy, when the woman's body gradually adapts to the growing new life in it. Acceptance of medications can be caused by many factors: these are acute diseases that can occur during pregnancy; and exacerbation of chronic diseases; and the conditions usually associated with pregnancy (nausea in the morning, hypertension, anemia); and possible complications during pregnancy (threat of miscarriage, toxicosis). In each of these isolated cases, appropriate tablets are likely to be administered.
The risk of taking medications in early pregnancy is that a greater number of them have the ability to get through the placenta into the fetus. And in the first trimester, when the baby forms the rudiments of the limbs and the skeleton, the nervous system and vital organs, the fetus is most vulnerable - taking tablets can cause birth defects and all kinds of pathologies. Doctors warn: no medicine can be absolutely safe in the early stages of pregnancy. And, nevertheless, if there is a situation when taking pills is necessary, they are still being used for their help. But even in this case, pills are prescribed only if the benefit to the mother from them far exceeds the risk to the fetus.
Statistics state that only 3% of congenital anomalies in the baby were caused by taking the medication by the mother during pregnancy. And yet, whenever possible, in the first trimester of taking any medication should be avoided.
The need for pills in early pregnancy can only be determined by a doctor after a mandatory consultation. So, in no case should not engage in self-medication: under prohibition during pregnancy before consultation with a doctor even homeopathic preparations.
Even after the doctor has prescribed certain tablets, you should carefully read the instructions: use only those drugs, the safety of which has been proved by clinical trials. Information about this should be present in the annotation to the tablets, otherwise it is better to refuse to take them, so as not to expose the fruit to unjustified risk. You can ask the attending physician to replace the prescribed drug with another, similar in pharmacological properties, and have passed the necessary tests.
It is advisable not to take medicines that are already present in the house - the expiration date may be expired. That is why it makes sense to get rid of long-stored medicines in the house, having replaced them just bought in a drugstore. Take the pill only strictly according to the instructions, in no case exceeding the dose.
It should be remembered: no pills guarantee that the baby will not feel their influence. And so all the same, you just need to take care that there is no need for medication in the early stages of pregnancy.