St. Martin's Griffin
From a renowned obstetrician and expert in maternal-fetal medicine comes the only comprehensive pharmaceutical guide available to help you make informed decisions while pregnant and nursing
Sometimes even physicians disagree or appear confused about what medications are appropriate choices for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Tylenol? Ambien? Sudafed? A prescription medication for a chronic condition? How much is OK and when? Incomplete or misinformation, an out-dated FDA classification system, and fear all stand in the way. Which means taking care of your health during this important time of your life can feel scarier than it should.
The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding cuts through the confusion so that you can feel good about taking care of yourself and your baby. This essential reference combines authority and empathy with an A-to-Z directory of more than six hundred drugs to help you make the best possible decisions for you and your baby.
"Some drugs are harmless to fetuses and babies, but others can wreak havoc. That's why pregnant and breastfeeding moms will gain insight - and great peace of mind - from the careful research and clear guidance Dr. Weiner offers in this superb book." --Harvey Karp, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, USC School of Medicine
“In this much-needed and comprehensive directory, physician Weiner and health reporter Rope give expectant mothers and their health care providers a solid tool for knowing if, when, which, and how much medication is safe during pregnancy and while nursing . . . this should be the go-to reference in all libraries for medication use during pregnancy. A critical purchase.” –Library Journal, starred review
“This comprehensive resource will help empower pregnant and breastfeeding women facing medication decisions, allowing them to make informed choices.” –Publishers Weekly