The only comprehensive pharmaceutical guide to help mothers make informed decisions about medication while pregnant and nursing.Even the average OB-GYN is confused about what drugs are safe for pregnant andbreastfeeding women to take. Tylenol, Ambien, Sudafed? How much is ok? When? Misinformation, an out-dated FDA classification system, and fear all stand in the way. The result: OB's often fail to prescribe needed medications or prescribe the wrong medications to their patients.Written specifically for lay-readers by a maternal-fetal medicine expert and a veteran health reporter, The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding takes the confusion out of the process, combining authority, advice, an A-to-Z directory of more than six hundred drugs, and empathy. With easy to understand entries covering hundreds of drugs, this volume will help mothers make informed choices for themselves and their babies.
Carl P. Weiner, M.D., is the KE Krantz Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and adjunct professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is the principle author Drugs for Pregnant and Lactating Women. Dr. Weiner is associate director of the Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine and director of the Center for the Developmental Origins of Adult Health and Disease and directs the KU Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars Program.
Kate Rope is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting and editing for more than fifteen years, with an expertise in health, pregnancy, and parenting. Her work has appeared in many national publications including Life, National Geographic Adventure, Real Simple, Shape, Parenting, and Parade.