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Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" Heyy now! dont do a face palm! I willing to learn, what is the difference? I have always know that if ... [snip!] ... the placenta, and I know a little more but im getting lazy and I dont wanna type it out so you explain what the big difference?"


Medicines are classified for safety in part based on transference across the placenta. Something that is going to cross the placenta and be dangerous, is not going to be classified as safe for pregnancy. That is why there are different charts for medications that are safe during pregnancy, when there is a placenta filtering what comes across to the baby, and when you are breastfeeding. A little research goes a long way.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Mamakye_:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smokey_Taboo:</b>" When I was still nursing my doctor told ... [snip!] ... or not. The medication just encourages production of hormone levels that SHOULD already exist. There is no harm what so ever."


That makes me frustrated I was so sad and guilty every time I nursed my daughter thinking I was going to hurt her she was a older toddler but I was one of the bigger reasons we decided to wean.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Medicines are classified for safety in part based on transference across the placenta. Something that ... [snip!] ... there is a placenta filtering what comes across to the baby, and when you are breastfeeding. A little research goes a long way."


Yea I know that medicines are classified as 1.2.or a 3.
most of those nausea medicines are a class 2, do you know what most thyroid medicines are classified as?

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" Yea I know that medicines are classified as 1.2.or a 3. most of those nausea medicines are a class 2, do you know what most thyroid medicines are classified as?"



Never heard of them using a 1, 2, 3 method of classification.



Class A meds have had documented & well controlled studies on human that have proven there to be no risk what so ever in pregnancy. These meds are commonly safely taken by pregnant women.
Class B meds have either had animal studies show there is no harm, and no human trials have been run, OR, animal studies showed risk but human studies showed there is no human risk. These meds are commonly safely taken by pregnant women.
Class C meds have to be decided upon on a case by case basis, animal studies have shown a risk but human studies have not been conducted. The benefits may outwiegh the risks. Decided upon case per case.
Class D meds have proven in human studies to how risk in pregnancy, but benefits may outweigh risk. Decided upon case per case.
Class X medications have proven to cause fetal abnormalities and no possible benefits outweigh the potential risks. Never to be taken during pregnancy, period.

Levothyroxine/Synthroid is a Class A medication.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Never heard of them using a 1, 2, 3 method of classification. Class A meds have had documented ... [snip!] ... outweigh the potential risks. Never to be taken during pregnancy, period. Levothyroxine/Synthroid is a Class A medication."


Thank you for the information, I was given a hand-out while I was still nursing and they where all divided in to classes of 1.2.3
Sorry for my lack of knowledge in this area :oops:

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" Thank you for the information, I was given a hand-out while I was still nursing and they where all divided in to classes of 1.2.3 Sorry for my lack of knowledge in this area :oops:"


As has been stated numerous times now, pregnancy and nursing are entirely different.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" As has been stated numerous times now, pregnancy and nursing are entirely different."



ughhhh do I really need to explain to thats when I was given the information about the class of "1.2.3" separate issues here. I was just trying to tell you thats then when I was told about how medicines are divided. The handout was about nursing and pregnancy. Why are you being difficult with me?

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" ughhhh do I really need to explain to thats when I was given the information about the class of "1.2.3" ... [snip!] ... I was told about how medicines are divided. The handout was about nursing and pregnancy. Why are you being difficult with me? "


I'm not being difficult, it's just that talking sense to you is as productive as talking to a brick wall. You asked abouut safety in pregnancy, we told you about safety in pregnancy. You swore it couldn't be accurate because of information you were given whilst nursing. You were, again, given information about it during pregnancy, and yet still bring up information you were given during nursing, which is a different entity.

Moral of the story hon, is that levothyroxine, is perfectly safe during pregnancy and NOT taking it if it is needed can be harmful to your health and absolutely devestating to an unborn baby.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" I'm not being difficult, it's just that talking sense to you is as productive as talking to a brick ... [snip!] ... during pregnancy and NOT taking it if it is needed can be harmful to your health and absolutely devestating to an unborn baby."


I never "swore" lol I just said what I was told and when I heard what others knew I took that in and received that information.
I think what im having a hard time with here is that my doctors always lumped the ideas of medications and nursing and pregnancy into one.



Please dont think that I am not hearing I have heard and understood everything everyone has said in thread. The most useful was the iodine treatment and information that was given.