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i was on doxycycline and found out i'm pregnant what are the chances my baby will be fine or not? please help i'm very worried!

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: Short term use early in pregnancy is much less of an issue than chronic use. All tetracyclines can interfere with bone formation over time so they are avoided in pregnancy. Stopping as soon as you can will give babies system time to build solid bone structure, the majority of which happens later in pregnancy.Discuss with your doc at your next visit.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
No problem: Doxycycline is similar to tetracycline in that it can stain teeth. Teeth are usually formed in the second trimester in the fetus and they can become stained..Since you have just become pregnant i don't think you need to worry.

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