Another nurse at the hospital told me it was safe to take also. So I wouldn't worry.
The second poster should probably avoid macrobid which is only contraindicated in women close to term. Penicillin is in that category too but many are allergic. Poster 1, how can you be sure you dont have a UTI? Dont worry.
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I was prescribed Marcobid at 38 weeks. Prior to taking Macrobid I had a healthy, active baby. I had an Ultrasound approx 6 days after taking my 5th dose of Macrobid and I had no fetal movement. My baby still had a heartbeat - just was not moving.
I ended up having an emergency c-section and my little one was born with a grade 3 worst is grade 4 interventricular brain hemmorage IVH and she had a stroke in utero. I can't prove that this medication caused her IVH but up until I took this medication I had no problems. I was receiving weekly ultrasound I had very very mild gestational diabetes as well as weekly non-stress tests so I would have known if there were problems prior to this point.
Please - do not take this medication in the 3rd trimester.
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It is not worth the heartache that may follow. I was 13 weeks pregnant I felt my baby boy everyday and 24 hours after taking the macrobid I had severe chest pains and my son went into distress I went to emergency and my baby died He was taken out a week later - this was 2 weeks ago!! I am waiting for the autopsy but from what I am reading on the net - not many can "PROVE" medically that the drug is doing this!!!
Perhaps the meds dopn't leave a viable trace - especially if it takes days to take the baby out!!! I'm so sorry for your loss. From the studies I have looked over about nitrofurantoin I found that there actually can be risk to the fetus. I would call TTIS They are a pregnancy center that will give more specific answers about what the risks are.
Hi, I am 15 weeks along. I also get recurrent UTI's and I hate doctors. I lost my first pregnancy due to what I believe was a medical mistake. With that issue aside, I wanted to ask you about how you went about treating your UTI's during pregnancy. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med.
A year-old woman comes to your clinic because of frequent urination for the past 2 to 3 days. She is not taking any medication, but does take a daily prenatal vitamin because she and her husband are trying to conceive. After your examination, you order a urinalysis and perform a urine pregnancy test.
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Antibacterial agents are among the most commonly used medications during pregnancy because treatment of infections is critical to both maternal and fetal well-being. And nitrofurantoin and sulfonamides are commonly prescribed antibiotics for the treatment of UTIs, both in pregnant women and women of reproductive age. Prior to the study detailed in this PURL, no clinical trials had reported a teratogenic risk associated with either nitrofurantoin current pregnancy category B or sulfonamide current pregnancy category C. The drug has been viewed as a safe and effective alternative treatment for UTIs associated with E coli.
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Thus, nitrofurantoin is used extensively in pregnant women. Sulfonamides are also prescribed for pregnant women, although not as frequently. The study by Crider et al 1 was based on the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, an ongoing, population-based case control study of an estimated annual birth population of roughly ,, including cases identified by birth defects surveillance registries in 10 states.
Exposure to antibacterials from 1 month prepregnancy through the end of the first trimester was recorded. Crider et al interviewed all the participants up to 24 months after delivery to obtain their exposure history to penicillins, erythromycins, nitrofurantoin, sulfonamides, cephalosporins, quinolones, tetracyclines, other miscellaneous beta-lactams, aminoglycosides, antimycobacterial agents, and other antibiotics.
Exposure to antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitic agents was not addressed. Penicillins were the most commonly used antibiotics. Some links between other antibiotics and birth defects were also found. For example, erythromycins were associated with anencephaly and transverse limb deficiency, penicillins with intercalary limb deficiency, and cephalosporins with atrial septal defects. The authors noted, however, that these agents, which are commonly prescribed for pregnant women, were not associated with many birth defects—and that because of limited sample sizes for these drug classes, the associations may be spurious.
Previous case studies and meta-analysis have shown no link between the use of nitrofurantoin and congenital abnormalities. This is the first large-scale study evaluating the risk of birth defects associated with antibiotic use during pregnancy, and therefore provides evidence of risk not previously available. The retrospective case-control methodology used in this study leaves open the possibility of recall bias, misclassification bias, and confounding bias.
The data gathered were not cross-verified against medical records, and other issues, such as the possible effect of medications for other infections eg, antivirals and antifungals , could not be measured. With my last pregnancy my dr missed a bladder infection at an appointment and 2 days later I was in the hospital with a severe kidney infection. I literally thought I was dying. I remember telling my husband that if labour was that bad I quit and don't want to do it. Take the meds and if it still feels weird after go back in. I was on 3 different antibiotics this pregnancy over the course of a month to get rid of a UTI.
It sucked but I'd much rather take the pills then ever go through a kidney infection again.
I took the same antibiotics for a uti in both my pregnancies. A uti, bladder, or kidney infection can cause pre-term labor. It most certainly needs to be treated with antibiotics. Around 10 weeks pregnant I had some discharge when I peed and then the next day had body chills. The Physician Assistant who called me is also pregnant and assured me the Nitrofurantoin is very effective and safe during pregnancy. I finished the 7 day course and was feeling great. Much scarier to expose yourself and your baby to a kidney infection than to take antibiotics.
Also, drink lots and lots of water and sugar-free cranberry juice.
STUDY SUMMARY: First trimester use linked to many defects
It's very important to take antibiotics when prescribed during pregnancy. Don't mean to scare you, but even something as simple as an UTI can be very dangerous to a growing baby! December Babies. Archived Discussion This discussion is archived and locked for posting See active discussions on December Babies. Sort by: Oldest Newest 12 Posts. M Meghann.