Medications and supplements

Taking certain medications including common painkillers during pregnancy may be harmful to your baby. If you are taking or planning on taking any prescription or over the counter medication including vitamins and supplements, always check with your GP, midwife or pharmacist to make sure they are safe for you and your baby.

If you take medication for an existing condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy or asthma it is advised to speak to your healthcare provider when planning your pregnancy or as soon as you find out you’re pregnant to discuss your situation. It is not advised to stop taking medication for the treatment of existing conditions without consulting your healthcare provider.

For more information about medications and supplements during pregnancy please discuss with your GP, midwife or health professional.

For more information;

Healthdirect – Medicines during pregnancy

Better Health Channel – Pregnancy – Medication, drugs and alcohol


Source: (Health Direct)

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