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26 May 2011

More women using medications during pregnancy

Most pregnant women use at least one prescription or over-the-counter medication - even though the safety of those drugs during pregnancy is not always clear, research shows.

Most pregnant women in the US use at least one prescription or over-the-counter medication - even though the safety of those drugs during pregnancy is not always clear, a new study finds.

Those numbers, the study found, represent a large shift from 30 years earlier, when about 30% of women used some type of medication during the first trimester.

 
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