The most important issue for a developing baby is to have a healthy mother. This booklet is a starting point. Is It Safe for My Baby? gives information and recommendations about the relative risks to the baby of medications, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, both during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
This guide is for women who want to know how their bodies and their babies (unborn or born) may react to various substances. Health care providers will also find it a thorough and convenient resource for working with women who are planning a pregnancy, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The booklet is set up in an A-Z format, and gives clear information about the effects of using more than 200 different substances. They include alcohol, allergy medications, antidepressants, antipsychotics, caffeine, cannabis, club drugs, cough and cold medications, herbal remedies, laxatives, pain medications and tobacco.