I'm having a amniocentesis test and am terrified! Can I take Valium?

Valium and pregnancy. Some studies point to an increased incidence of cleft palate-type teratogenicity when valium and other benzodiazepines are used in pregnancy. Being past the first trimester lowers this particular risk, but valium is still listed as an fda category d risk in pregnancy. Ask your doctor for help finding non-drug anxiety relief. http://www.drugsdb.com/rx/valium/valium-during-pregnancy-breastfeeding/.