The Pregnant Woman's Pill Book: A Guide to the Most Frequently Used Over-the-counter Medications

Every year, more than four million American women become pregnant. All of them, at one time or another, suffer from minor but annoying health problems, which can be relieved partially or completely by taking nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Pregnant women are appropriately concerned about the potential effect these drugs may have on their developing babies and are usually reluctant to take these OTC medications. This is unfortunate because many of these medications are not only safe in pregnancy, but could relieve a wide variety of annoying symptoms including headaches, backaches, constipation, nausea, and cold symptoms, to name a few. This book provides factual information about the known safety and usefulness of OTC medications in pregnancy.