If you need to take medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, it is important to discuss this with your doctor. If you are prescribed different medications by different doctors, it is helpful if one of these people has an overview of everything you are taking. This means, for example, that your gynaecologist should know about all the medications you are taking. This also applies to medications you've been on for a long time without any problems. You can then work together on a medication strategy to treat the condition that keeps any risks to the fetus to a minimum. You should also tell your doctor about any other medicines, vitamins or nutritional supplements you are taking. This is true even if they are sold without a prescription in drugstores, health food stores or pharmacies.

There is intense scientific debate and research into which potentially harmful substances are passed on through the placenta to the fetus or during breastfeeding to the baby. In addition to recommendations made by your doctors, you can find information on the website of the Charité Clinic in Berlin. The embryotox portal contains a search function in which you can enter the name or active ingredients of a drug. This can help you find out what recommendations are made regarding taking these remedies during pregnancy. On the site you will also find contact information and counseling services. However, these are not substitutes for talking to your medical care providers. You can find the page here: www.embryotox.de

You don't have to fundamentally fear that all drugs will harm the fetus. Under no circumstances should you endure severe pain over a long period of time simply because you are afraid of taking the wrong thing. You should have a direct conversation with your doctor as soon as possible to figure out how you can be helped. Don't let yourself suffer, because all that pain also means stress for the baby.