Pregnancy definitions

Human placental transfer

This provides a general commentary on the transfer of the medicine across the human placenta.

Pregnancy summary

General information regarding the use of the medicine in pregnancy, based on a review of available literature. Alternative treatment options and possible monitoring parameters may also be included if applicable. 

Last Updated: 5 February 2015

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Practical recommendations

The Therapeutic Goods Adminsitration (TGA) pregnancy categories and manufacturer’s product information are sometimes difficult to interpret. The Women’s PBMG has developed a series of practical recommendations for medicines used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.