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Last Updated on Apr 22, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Whom should I consult to avoid birth defects due to ingestion of certain drugs?

Always consult your obstetrician before taking any medication during pregnancy.
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2. Are all medicines contraindicated during pregnancy?

No. The possibility of birth defects is associated with certain medications. In fact, it can be dangerous for a pregnant woman to stop taking prescription drugs if she has an existing medical condition or becomes ill. Without treatment, the health of both the mother and fetus could be at risk. It is advisable to keep your obstetrician informed always about the medications you take during pregnancy.

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