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The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Choices for You and Your Baby

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COMPLETE GUIDE TO MEDICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING

Carl P. Weiner, MD, and Kate Rope
 
What over-the-counter medications do you I need and are they safe enough for me and my  baby during pregnancy?  How do certain drugs effect affect my breastmilk and what precautions should I take? Do I really need to worry about vitamins and natural supplements?
How can I get the best medical care and advice during my pregnancy for my baby and me?
 
From a renowned obstetrician and expert in maternal-fetal medicine comes the only comprehensive pharmaceutical reference available to help you make informed decisions for pregnancy health and breast health while pregnant and nursing.

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How Medications Work in Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
 
 
To understand how a medication may affect you or your developing or breast-feeding baby, it’s important to understand how pregnancy changes your body, how an embryo and a fetus develop, how substances can cause birth defects or other medical problems, and how medications can or cannot pass into breast milk and affect a breast-feeding baby.
HOW PREGNANCY CHANGES YOU AND YOUR RESPONSE TO DRUGS
During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through physiological adaptations that alter how medications are absorbed,
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Praise for The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

 "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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Carl P. Weiner, M.D., is the KE Krantz Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and adjunct professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is the principle author Drugs for Pregnant and Lactating Women. Dr. Weiner is associate director of the Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine and director of the Center for the Developmental Origins of Adult Health and Disease and directs the KU Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars Program.

    Kate Rope is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting and editing for more than fifteen years, with an expertise in health, pregnancy, and parenting. Her work has appeared in many national publications including Life, National Geographic Adventure, Real Simple, Shape, Parenting, and Parade.

  • Kate Rope
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The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Choices for You and Your Baby

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