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Can I take sleeping pills when I'm pregnant?

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Ideally, all medications (including over-the-counter medications) should be avoided during pregnancy. Some drugs can hurt the developing baby. However, there are some medications that are considered safe to take during pregnancy and that might help you sleep better. Always talk to your doctor before taking any kinds of drugs. This includes over-the-counter drugs, herbs and dietary supplements.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on September 10, 2020

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2020

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The National Sleep Foundation. National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on September 10, 2020

SOURCES: 
The National Sleep Foundation. National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on September 10, 2020

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