Sunday, May 04, 2008 catherine, Community Member, asks

Q: can you take soma's while being pregnant?

can you take anything while pregnant for chronic pain?


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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
5/ 4/08 8:22pm

The FDA catagorizes drugs according to their safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Soma is classified in catagory C for pregnancy.  This means risk cannot be ruled out; human studies are lacking and animal studies are either positive or lacking; the potential benefits may justify the potential risk. 


As with any medication during pregnancy, you need to discuss the risks and benefits with your obstetrician.  If your doctor is not willing to work with you on controlling your pain during your pregnancy, you might consider finding an obstetrician who specializes in high-risk pregnancies, as they have more experience in this area. 


We have a great discussion on our forum titled, "Pregnancy, Motherhood & Chronic Pain" where women share their experiences with pain and pregnancy.  You can read posts from women who have successfully taken necessary medication to control their pain and given birth to healthy babies.  (Note:  If you have not been to the forum before, you will have to register separately from your registration here, but you can use the same e-mail and password you used here to make it easier to remember.)


I wish you the best.


gwen, Community Member
5/18/08 6:03pm

i have been takeing pain med  just found out pregeant go to doc end next month  will it hurt baby and how

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