Can I use Retin-A while I'm pregnant?
When you're pregnant, you have to scrutinize everything that you put in your body. Fortunately, Retin-A has not been linked to any serious birth defects. Unlike isotretinoin or Accutane, which is an oral version of Retin-A and has been linked to severe birth defects. Of course, nothing is completely safe but there is research that does not show a significant increase in birth defects among babies born to mothers that used Retin-A. One of the possible reasons for this is that it is a topical ointment. It is absorbed through the skin and a relatively small amount enters the mother's blood stream. An even smaller amount will enter the baby's bloodstream. Though it has not been deemed unsafe for developing babies, it is a very good idea to seriously consider taking any medicines during pregnancy. Consultation from a physician and research may help you make your decision.