Tag: prescription drugs

What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

What you need to know about pain medication and pregnancy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 191 million opioid prescriptions were American patients in 2017. Prescrip ...
Making Medication Decisions in Pregnancy Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely

Making Medication Decisions in Pregnancy Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely

By Ginger Nichols, Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor at MotherToBaby Connecticut With Birth Defects Prevention Month in full swing, it’s tim ...
What’s best for you is also best for your baby

What’s best for you is also best for your baby

Each year in the United States, about 1 in 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Birth defects are health conditions that are present at birth. T ...
Preventing neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby

Preventing neonatal abstinence syndrome in your baby

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (also called NAS) is a group of conditions caused when a baby withdraws from certain drugs he’s exposed to in the wom ...
Changes in prescription drug labeling offer new safety information about pregnancy and breastfeeding

Changes in prescription drug labeling offer new safety information about pregnancy and breastfeeding

Today's guest post is written by Leyla Sahin, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health. Thank you for inviti ...
Prescription drugs: new FDA labeling rules will help pregnant women

Prescription drugs: new FDA labeling rules will help pregnant women

Current FDA guidelines about medication safety during pregnancy can be very confusing for women and their health care providers. Soon, however, doctor ...
Saturday is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Every year hundreds of thousands of children take a trip to the hospital because they have taken medications they have found in their house and are wa ...