Some prescribed medications can lead to birth defects and developmental disabilities as your child grows. They have also been known to cause pregnancy loss, prematurity, or fetal or infant death. As many as 90% of pregnant women are faced with the decision to start or continue certain medications. Because many medications are not considered safe during pregnancy, this decision is usually based on the advice of a medical professional, including physicians, OBYNs, and midwives.
Talk to your doctor about the possible harmful effects of any medications you were taking before discovering your pregnancy. You should also ask questions about how any medications he prescribes might affect your current pregnancy. Potentially dangerous medications include:
- ADHD medication
There is a link between selected medications and birth defects like neural tube defects and a variety of other serious conditions.
If your child was born with a birth defect, and you believe it resulted from a medication you were prescribed during your pregnancy, you may be able to file a medication birth defect lawsuit.