Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe to take during pregnancy?

See the Doctor. It is advisable not to take any sleep medications during pregnancy. Tryptophan and melatonin have less side effects. Ambien should only be taken under doctor supervision.
Pregnancy category C. It is not recommended in pregnancy due to lack of studies and the fact that it passes into the baby's milk.

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Do you know if Ambien (zolpidem) is okay to take during pregnancy?

Not recommended. Ambien use during pregnancy is considered risky and associated with preterm, Cesarean, and small-for-age births, as well as infants with low birth weights, although it has not been linked with birth defects. You *may* use Ambien during pregnancy, however, your risk for these pregnancy events may rise, so I would not recommend it. Instead, meditation and pregnancy-appropriate exercise may work. Read more...

What can I take for sleep during pregnancy? I currently take 10 mg of generic Ambien (zolpidem) and was told that was ok?

Pregnancy sleep help. The fda rates safety of drugs in pregnancy from category a (controlled studies showing no fetal risk) to x (proven risks to fetus outweigh maternal benefit). Ambien is category b: presumed safe, based on animal studies; no well-controlled human studies available. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is another "class b." best plan is improved sleep hygiene, though: http://www.Umm.Edu/sleep/sleep_hyg.Htm. Read more...