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Illness

Many ordinary symptoms and conditions can be safely treated and medicated during pregnancy.

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Allergy and asthma

If you need asthma medication, do not stop taking it during pregnancy. Not taking medication for asthma that requires treatment can expose the fetus and newborn infant to problems, some of them serious.





Common cold and influenza

It is important for pregnant women to protect themselves against influenza.



Constipation and hemorrhoids

Nearly half of all pregnant women have constipation at some point in their pregnancy.



Food poisoning and stomach flu

An ordinary case of food poisoning or a ‘stomach bug’ pose no risk to the fetus.


Migraine

There are medications for migraine attacks and allergy symptoms that can be safely used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.







Parasites

There are parasite medications that can be safely used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.




Yeast infection (candidiasis) and bacterial vaginosis

Yeast infection (candidiasis) and bacterial vaginosis are to be primarily treated using topical care products during pregnancy and breastfeeding.



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