Research Studies Influence of Antibiotics on Fetal Formation During Pregnancy

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According to the results of the largest research conducted on antibiotics in pregnancy, the use of macrolides and penicillin is no longer a cause for concern. Throughout the gestational period thousands of women receive the use of antibiotics for some type of infection as a medical recommendation and about 4 out of 10 will inevitably use it at some point during pregnancy.

In addition to penicillin, macrolide antibiotics are the drugs most used by the entire population . Macrolides are those that contain erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin and fidaxomycin. They have greater amplitude than penicillin and are also recommended in case of allergy to penicillin. However, until now, gynecologists have vetoed the drugs because they are theoretically harmful to pregnancy, as their use could cross the placental barrier and reach the fetus.

The study was carried out by Anick Bérard of the University of Montreal in Canada and points out that the use of these antibiotics may offer some risks, such as cardiovascular malformation and a greater possibility of the baby suffering with epilepsy or cerebral palsy. This fact that has removed the prescriptions of pregnant women for the use of these drugs.

The big problem is that antibiotics to treat diseases like chlamydia, for example, can be equally harmful. However, the Food and Drug Administration and Heath Canada do not authorize the inclusion of tests on pregnant women to evaluate the effectiveness and contraindications of the drugs in question. Therefore, the use of these components during pregnancy is not considered 100% safe . The results are inconclusive, and the results are assessed through indirect results. Therefore, until it is proven that the antibiotic theory will not harm the baby by causing malformation, the insurance is to keep pregnant women on medications that are authorized to treat infections, such as cephalexin for example.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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