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Do I need to tell my doctor about medications I take if I am over 35 and pregnant with twins?

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Yes. Ask your doctor about your medications. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, supplements, and natural remedies. Your doctor can tell you what meds are safe to take during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

From: Twins Pregnancy After 35 WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Later Childbearing;" "Screening for Birth Defects;" "Reducing Your Risk of Birth Defects;" and "Routine Tests in Pregnancy."

March of Dimes: "A Mommy After 35" and "Overweight and Obesity During Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on November 6, 2018

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Later Childbearing;" "Screening for Birth Defects;" "Reducing Your Risk of Birth Defects;" and "Routine Tests in Pregnancy."

March of Dimes: "A Mommy After 35" and "Overweight and Obesity During Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on November 6, 2018

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