When I first found out I was knocked up I wasn’t taking any medications, other than my daily vitamin. I’ve always been one of those people who goes by the mantra the less medications, the better. Obviously, if I had a medical condition I’d take medication recommended to me by my doctor but since I don’t have a medical condition I try to limit my pill popping. I plan to continue this less is better mantra throughout my pregnancy. I take my prenatal vitamins daily, and I’ve had Tylenol a few times for headaches and Tums for heartburn, but that’s about it.
But I was curious about what medications I could take while pregnant because I’ve heard so many preggos complain about not being able to take anything. When I googled what medications were allowed during pregnancy I found it hard to find a concise, printable list. So I was happy when the nurse at my OB/GYN’s office gave me a hand out with a list of medications allowed during pregnancy in my welcome packet, but it wasn’t the prettiest. I’ll give them one bonus point for using a colored of piece of paper though. But I decided to take it upon myself to create a jazzy version of the handout.
And because sharing is caring, here is the list for you or for that special preggo in your life.
(Click on the image to go to the download page.)
I have to say, I don’t know what all these preggos were whining about. You can take pain relievers (Tylenol), cold medicine (Robitussin, etc.), antibiotics (Amoxicillin), and even Ambien (although I don’t require Ambien). What else could one need?
DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor. I received this list of allowed medications from my OB/GYN. If you’re concerned, take this list to your doctor and have him/her approve it for you. I am not liable if you use Tucks (or any of the other medications listed on the printable) and you’re not supposed to.