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

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
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