The healthy mama® Pregnancy Resource Center

Welcome to the healthy mama® resource center, your trusted source for things to know about pregnancy and nursing, especially staying healthy and happy. Here you can find information about which medicines are safe to take while pregnant and nursing and which are not recommended.

The best web site for everything you need to know about pregnancy and nursing

Want the facts? Find them here. We are the best website for mamas seeking information about relief from pregnancy and nursing ailments and concerns. We are here to help you find the safest solution by providing medicine safety charts, OTIS fact sheets, studies, articles, and products that actually relieve your symptoms.

Medication Chart for Pregnancy and Nursing 

Are you confused about what is and what is not recommended medicines and remedies during pregnancy and nursing? We were…you know the story. That’s why healthy mama® brand was born. Our medication chart, reviewed by Dr. Alyssa Dweck, Ob/Gyn and healthy mama® advisory board member, is a handy resource to help alleviate the confusion. As always, check with your healthcare provider to find out what’s right for you.

OTIS FACT SHEET

Find OTIS, Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, fact sheets detailing common active medication ingredients used during pregnancy and nursing.

PREGNANCY CONCERNS

You’ve had aches and pains before, but pregnancy is different. We understand that you want to know what might be causing your concern and to be sure you are taking the safest* medications. Learn about common pregnancy concerns, causes and how to find relief.

STUDIES/ARTICLES

We understand pregnant women and nursing moms want the facts. Here are some important articles and studies. Your healthcare provider can help you understand how this information relates to you.

• A review of “safe” medication lists on the Internet revealed confusion among pregnant women. Twenty two products classified as “safe” on one or more sites were also classified as “unsafe” by one or more other sites. This situation increases confusion among patients.

Safe lists for medications in pregnancy: inadequate evidence base and inconsistent guidance from Web-based information, 2011
Stacey L. Peters1,2, Jennifer N. Lind2,3, Jasmine R. Humphrey1,2, Jan M. Friedman4, Margaret A. Honein2, Melissa S. Tassinari5, Cynthia A. Moore2, Lisa L. Mathis5 and Cheryl S. Broussard2*
1 Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
2 NCBDDD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
3 Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
4 Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
5 Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USA

• The US Food and Drug Administration and US Environmental Protection Agency has issued updated advice on fish consumption for pregnant, breastfeeding women and those who might become pregnant. Recommendations include eating more fish that is lower in mercury to gain important developmental and health benefits

• Why is lutein, found in healthy mama® Be Well Rounded!™ Prenatal Vitamin and DHA system important for pregnant and nursing women? Research shows lutein plays a role in brain and eye development.

*No medication is considered 100% safe during pregnancy and nursing.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.