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Dos and Don'ts of Pregnancy
Transcript of Dos and Don'ts of Pregnancy
Helping you gain knowledge during your pregnancy
X-Rays During Pregnancy
Some X-Rays are unsafe! Any X-Rays that are used to treat diseases can expose your baby to high doses of radiation which can cause miscarriage or lead to other birth defects, like leukemia later on in life.
The Dos and the Don'ts of Pregnancy
OTC Drugs and Xrays
YES! Pregnant women are able to take X-Rays. Diagnostic X-rays , such as dental and chest X-Rays are now considered safe to pregnant women.
OTC Drugs that are OKAY
When Should You Worry???
MOST AT RISK TIME
Check with your doctor before taking ANY otc drugs
Major Birth defects
X-rays should only be done if completely necessary, and if the benefits outweigh the risks .
SAFEST TIME TO TAKE OTC DRUGS
Still be very cautious
Before taking an X-ray, be sure to tell your doctor if you think you might be pregnant or if you already are pregnant.
If you take an X-Ray you HAVE to wear a lead apron!
Damage to Nervous System
Low birth weight risk
DRUGS CAN STAY WITH BABY THROUGH BIRTH
Check with doctor
Breathing problems at birth
Baby can't cope with drugs in the bloodstream like the mother can
NO DRUG CAN BE 100% SAFE DURING PREGNANCY