Medication and pregnancy
You should be careful with medication in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Some medication can harm your (unborn) child. Always consult your doctor if you want to take medication.
What are the risks of medication during pregnancy?
All the baby’s organs are formed in the first three months of pregnancy. The foetus is extremely vulnerable, and some medicines can harm the foetus and cause birth defects.
Even after the baby is born, you must be careful with the medication you take because it may be passed on to your child through breast milk and cause damage.
What if I need medication?
Please tell your doctor about your pregnancy and the medication you are taking now. You may need to adjust the dose or stop taking altogether.
Herbal-based products can also harm your unborn child. Ask your doctor.
If you think you need medication, discuss this with a doctor first. We also recommend you read the patient information leaflet of the product, particularly the section about "pregnancy and breastfeeding".
Be careful with vitamin A. Too much vitamin A can cause birth defects. Always check if your vitamin supplement contains vitamin A.