Pregnant women must be very careful with the chemicals and medications they consume while they are pregnant. All of those medications can be absorbed by the fetus through the placenta. Doctors treating pregnant women must be absolutely sure that any medications they prescribe will not only be safe for the mothers but also for their unborn children before prescribing them.
If an fetus is exposed to toxic chemicals or dangerous medications, the child may be born with deformities, developmental problems, or other medical conditions which could require long-term medical treatment. It’s important that doctors and drug companies take steps to ensure that unborn children are not being harmed by dangerous medications.
During pregnant, the placenta delivers nutrients and minerals the fetus needs to grow and develop. However, chemicals and toxins can travel through the placenta as well. Pregnant women are urged to avoid smoking and alcohol during pregnancy, as this can harm the baby. In addition, medications that are prescribed to pregnant mothers must have scientific evidence proving that they are safe for the fetus.
There have been a number of prescription medications over the years that have been later proven to be dangerous to fetuses. Unfortunately, in many cases these issues were only discovered after the children were born with birth defects.
If you believe that your child was harmed as a result of a prescription drug you took during pregnancy, call the Houston prescription drug litigation attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We will provide you with a free consultation. Call us today to learn more.