Concerned About Medications

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hi! I just found out this week that I am pregnant. I can only be approximately 1 month or so and was taking a number of medications, including Vicodin and Xanax, until I found out I was pregnant.

Is the baby going to be ok? I have stopped taking all of my medications? I am simply looking for a little piece of mind. I am unable to get into an OB for a while. Thank you for your help.

ANSWER

If you can't get into an OB, might want to try a midwife . It sounds like this may be your first baby and we do LOTS more education and have more time to answer questions than most OBs do.

But to answer your question, the fetus has barely even implanted in your uterus, so it really didn't have much time to even be affected by the medications. It's great that you wanted to stop the medications when you found out that you were pregnant, but it is also a good idea to see if you should be taking other medications that are safe for pregnancy instead of what you were taking before.

I think it is important for you to be seen very soon to get these questions answered.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.