so we will be disagreeing on this one -- admittedly I am no longer having babies but I do have severe allergies and food intolerances- getting rid of what you can is the best plan, people with cat allergies sorry to say but get rid of your cat it is making you sick and is long term wear and tear on your body's immune system as well as increasing susuptability to other illnesses, eating tomatoes gives you hives don't do that... in any case I also do some food and supplemental support -- using an older more studied drug would be a follow-up
as far as claritin goes I am not going to give it a pass yet--
right from the MM report pages located here---- there are other points that I find interesting like they exclusion group includes any other malformations...
" This report is subject to at least two limitations. First, NBDPS does not track all birth defects. Because first-degree hypospadias is excluded, the potential association between this mildest form of hypospadias and loratadine could not be assessed. Second, women are interviewed about their pregnancy exposures after delivery, and recall of drug use might be different among mothers of infants with major birth defects compared with mothers of infants without major birth defects."
back when this report was prepared it was an Rx it would seem that looking a physician records of the Rx's would help in preparing info-- what stirred the pot to begin with was a Swedish study in 2002- I think that their system of reporting is they have a registry - they document it all for stats...