June 2014: Treating for Two: Safer Medication Use in Pregnancy

Treating for Two: Safer Medication Use in PregnancyTreating for Two is CDC’s strategy to improve what we know about the safety of medication use in pregnancy and reduce harmful medication exposures. CDC is working with other federal agencies and non-federal partners to improve the quality and availability of information on the effects of medication use during pregnancy. This initiative will prevent birth defects and make mothers healthier by identifying the best treatments for managing health conditions during pregnancy and the childbearing years. You can find more information about CDC’s initiative to promote safer medication use in pregnancy here.

An article co-written by CDC scientists was recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The article summarizes a 2013 expert meeting held by CDC to discuss best methods for evaluating the safety of medications used to manage health conditions during pregnancy.

You can read more about the meeting here or read the article’s abstract here.

Please share these links with your colleagues, along with the newly developed Treating for Two infographic below. On behalf of CDC, we thank you for your continued support and promotion of CDC’s activities related to birth defects and safer medication use in pregnancy.

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