Emotions During Pregnancy
Men have wonders about the future, also. tThey may worry about finances. They may feel inadequate as a father. They are both fascinated and fearful about how their lives will change.
All these feelings are normal. Instead of feeling guilty about them, the parents-to-be should talk about them with each other.
Dangers to the Fetus
Medications & Drugs
Over-the Counter and Prescription Medications
Every year the list of over-the-counter medications that are harmful to a fetus grows longer. About 62,000 non-prescription medications must have a label that says, "As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product."
Prescription drugs are usually only prescribed if the woman needs it to remain healthy. Some prescription drugs can severely harm the fetus. Amphetamines, barbiturates, and the like can be especially dangerous. NO ONE, especially a pregnant woman, should EVER use medication that is prescribed for someone else.