Are you pregnant and taking medicines? You are not alone. There are about 6 million pregnancies in the U.S. each year, and 80% of those who are pregnant say that they take at least one medicine. Some may be getting treatment for a health problem they had before pregnancy, while others take medicines for health problems, like diabetes, morning sickness, or high blood pressure, that can start or get worse during pregnancy. Still others take medicines or get a vaccine before they find out they are pregnant.
Pregnancy exposure registries are research studies that collect information about the effect that prescription medicines taken or vaccines received during pregnancy may have on you and your developing fetus. These studies collect information from those who are pregnant and who are taking or have taken a certain medicine or received a certain vaccine while pregnant. Some pregnancy exposure registries collect information from those who are pregnant but have not taken a certain medicine or received a certain vaccine. Some pregnancy exposure registry studies also collect information about newborn babies for a period of time after birth.
You can volunteer to join a pregnancy exposure registry if one is open and enrolling. The information collected can help health care providers and others who are pregnant to learn more about the safety of medicines and vaccines used during pregnancy. Learn more about how you can help.
Do you know what a Pregnancy Exposure Registry is?
Watch this video to learn about Pregnancy Exposure Registries and how you can help health care providers learn more about the safety of medicines and vaccines used during pregnancy.
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