Medicines and Pregnancy: 4 Tips to Help You Get the Facts

March 20, 2017 By Kimberly A. Thomas, M.P.H., Director of Outreach and Communications, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Women’s Health

My first and only pregnancy was a very difficult one. I was on bed rest for over a month, and I went into premature labor. Sadly, my baby did not survive, but that experience motivated me to work to help other women have healthy pregnancies. For the past 15 years, I have made pregnancy outreach and education a major part of my work with women and their families. Currently, I lead FDA’s Resources for You and Your Baby initiative that provides pregnant women with health and safety information they can use to make informed choices about using medicines and medical devices. read more