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How can women and their doctors learn more about the effects of medicine use during pregnancy?
Pregnancy Exposure Registries can help women and health professionals better understand how medicines affect pregnant women.
What are pregnancy registries?
A pregnancy exposure registry is a study that collects health information from women who take medicines and vaccines when they are pregnant and breastfeeding. Information is also collected on the newborn baby. This information is compared with women who have not taken medicine during pregnancy.
Why are pregnancy registries important?
Since drug companies can’t test medicine on pregnant women, they may have little or no information about how these medicines could effect a woman or her fetus. Pregnancy registries are the best way to learn and to help women decide about taking medicines. These studies can also help improve the information for pregnant women that is provided on drug labels.
- Learn How to Sign Up for a Registry and What to Expect
- View a List of Pregnancy Registries
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