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Old 08-08-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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is it safe to take antibiotics multiple times when pregnant?

i had a UTI at around 12 weeks and took antibiotics for it. i just did a follow up test for it and I have a mild UTI again they want me to take antibiotics again. both cases have been mild, i had no symptoms, just a small amount of the bacteria in my urine. anyways, is it safe for the baby if I keep taking antibiotics? what if this never clears up my entire pregnancy???

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Re: is it safe to take antibiotics multiple times when pregnant?

I think the benefits out weigh the risks mama. An untreated UTI can lead to serious complications in pregnancy. I was on and antibiotic for a straight 5 months with my son and everything was okay with him.
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Re: is it safe to take antibiotics multiple times when pregnant?

They should be giving you an antibiotic that is ok during pregnancy. As Kim said, the benefits outweigh the risks as an untreated UTI (even mild) can get very serious very quickly and even cause preterm labor.
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Re: is it safe to take antibiotics multiple times when pregnant?

Just make sure you take lots of acidophilus/probiotic/yogurt afterwards to help reflora your gut. The antibiotics kill them off leaving you vulnerable to bad flora/bacteria/bugs.
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Re: is it safe to take antibiotics multiple times when pregnant?

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Just make sure you take lots of acidophilus/probiotic/yogurt afterwards to help reflora your gut. The antibiotics kill them off leaving you vulnerable to bad flora/bacteria/bugs.


You can get a good PRObiotic to counteract at your health food store. I'd keep taking the probiotics the whole pg to help with your UTI's too just to be safe. Hope your UTI clears up soon!!!
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