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Women and healthcare providers don’t have enough information to answer questions about medications and pregnancy. Treating for Two is CDC’s prescription for this problem. Treating for Two aims to improve the health of women and babies by working to identify the safest treatment options for the management of common conditions before and during pregnancy.

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If you are trying to have a baby or are just thinking about it, it is not too early to start getting ready for pregnancy. Talk to your doctor now about medications you are taking.

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Talk to your doctor about all medications and herbal or dietary supplements you’re taking or planning to take, so you can make sure you’re taking only what is necessary.

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If you are breastfeeding, this database can provide information about medications you might be exposed to.