Do Not: Drink Alcohol
Avoid drinking alcohol (wine, spirits, and beer) when you are pregnant. It passes through to your baby via the placenta and umbilical cord, which can damage your growing child’s organs.
Other risks associated with alcohol consumption during pregnancy include miscarriage, stillbirth, and congenital defects, as well as premature birth and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Do Not: Take Certain Medications
Some over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs can be harmful to the developing fetus when you are pregnant. Thus, medical professionals recommend avoiding these medications.
On the list of drugs to avoid are ibuprofen and NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, and certain cold and flu medications. Some acne medications and most herbal remedies can also be dangerous.