PPI safe in 1st trimester

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In this large retrospective cohort, use of PPIs in the first trimester was not associated with birth defects. Past studies have already confirmed no risk in the 2nd or 3rd trimesters. PPIs can be safely used throughout pregnancy (abstract)

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About the Author: Danielle Scheurer

Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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