Harmful Pharmaceuticals

Nearly all pharmaceuticals can cross the placenta and pass to the foetus. However, very few drugs are known to be harmful to foetal development. The majority of drugs have not been sufficiently studied to determine their safety.

It is recommended to avoid unnecessary use of pharmaceuticals. However, there are several conditions which require medical treatment during pregnancy.

As a rule of thumb, the well-being of the mother is a prerequisite for the well-being of the foetus and, therefore, medication necessary for the well-being of the mother should not be discontinued because of the pregnancy.

It is recommended that you favour drugs that have been on the market for a long time to ensure there is sufficient experience about using the drug during pregnancy. Discuss your medication with your physician when you are planning pregnancy.​