Not Enough Known About Prescription Drug Use In Pregnancy
April 27, 2012

Not Enough Known About Prescription Drug Use In Pregnancy

Prescription drug use during pregnancy is prevalent, however, not enough is known about the adverse effects they may have on the developing fetus, concludes a new review published in The Obstetrician & Gynecologist (TOG) today (27 April).

The majority of women take prescriptions for pregnancy-related complaints and minor infections. However, a small proportion of women receive medication for treatment for chronic diseases such as asthma, depression or hypertension.

The prevalence of congenital malformations is estimated at 2