Medicine and Pregnancy
Almost every pregnant person will face a decision about taking medicines before and during pregnancy. Many people need to take medicine to stay healthy during pregnancy. However, not all medicines are safe to take during pregnancy. Some medicines may cause birth defects, pregnancy loss, prematurity, infant death, or developmental disabilities. CDC aims to improve the health of people and their babies by identifying the safest treatment options for common conditions before, during, and after pregnancy.
Safer medicine use in pregnancy.
Guidelines and recommendations for treatment.
Answers to frequently asked questions.
Key research findings by health condition.
Posters and fact sheets.
Read key findings from recent publications.
Discover what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is doing to understand and communicate about the use of medicines during pregnancy and ultimately improve the health of pregnant people and their babies.