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Can medicine harm your baby?

When you are expecting a baby, there is a lot to plan and organize and you may also need to make a few changes to your lifestyle. For example, it's time to cut out alcohol and smoking and be wary of overly strenuous activities. But what about medicines? Many women have daily medications that dramatically affect their quality of life, so the prospect of not taking them for several months can be daunting.

Certain drugs can be detrimental to your baby's health if taken during your pregnancy. However, this is not the case across the board, and stopping medications without consulting your doctor first could be harmful to your own health. As such, it is always worth discussing the matter with your doctor as soon as you discover that you are pregnant.

He or she will be able to advise you about the safest way to use your medicine and may be able to suggest alternatives if you have to stop any of your regular treatments. However, if you are unsure about any of the advice you receive, do not be afraid to seek a second opinion. Similarly, if at any point during your pregnancy anything does not feel right, seek the advice of a doctor immediately. Even if it turns out that nothing is wrong, it is far better to err on the side of caution.

Sadly, not every pregnancy goes smoothly and some babies do not survive the process. Others suffer injuries in the womb or during birth that can dramatically affect their lives. As this article on birth injuries explains, one of the things that can contribute to this is taking certain medications and the wrong point during your pregnancy. As such, if you find that your doctor's advice has resulted in harm coming to you or your child, you might decide to take legal action.

It is a lot to think about at such a difficult time, but an attorney may be able to provide the advice and support you require. With this guidance you can seek justice for the harm done to you and your child and may be able to pursue compensatory damages.

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