Questions about drugs: how do pregnant women solve them?

Pharm World Sci. 1994 Dec 2;16(6):254-9. doi: 10.1007/BF02178566.


In this study the need for information about drugs among pregnant women and the use of available sources was explored. The women participating in this study were well aware of the risks of the use of drugs. Health professionals were considered to be important sources of information and they should therefore use up-to-date information concerning this topic. Health professionals should also bear in mind in their counseling activities that the beliefs of pregnant women on the safety and need of drugs might lead to reasoned non-compliance.

MeSH terms

  • Decision Making*
  • Drug Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Information Services*
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Pregnancy / drug effects*
  • Pregnancy / psychology*
  • Professional-Patient Relations