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Medications & Minor Illness During Pregnancy

It is common to have questions regarding medication use during pregnancy. It is best if you avoid using medications during the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy, unless recommended for a specific condition. However, if a specific condition develops, there are a number of medications that have demonstrated a wide margin of safety during pregnancy.

If you get a minor illness, such as a cold, runny nose, mild sore throat, headache, or temperature less than 100.4° the following is a list of safe medications that can be used. You can also download and print this Safe Medications in Pregnancy document. For any symptoms below lasting more than 3 days, call (770) 991-2200 to speak with the Triage Nurse or On-call Provider.


Morning Sickness

Nausea, with or without vomiting, is commonly known as “morning sickness”. However, it may occur any time of the day or night. It is unclear why some women experience morning sickness, but it is often associated with the normal hormonal changes of pregnancy, low blood sugar, overeating, slower movement of the intestines, your enlarging uterus, and emotional factors. Rest assured, most cases of morning sickness go away by the 14th week of pregnancy. However, if you have severe symptoms (can’t keep down any food or liquids), call our office at (770) 991-2200 to speak with the Triage Nurse or On-Call Provider.

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