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A 33-year-old female asked:

I am 9 weeks pregnant and i had severe septicemia. i had to be on 3 antibiotics namely meropenem, rocephin (ceftriaxone) and amicacin. is there any risk for foetus?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Septicemia from what? Ultimately you need to have the cause of septicemia corrected. The fetus may be in jeopardy if severe hypotension results from septicemia.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Pregnancy risks: The first 60 days following conception is the period of highest risks to the fetus. This is the period during which all organs are being formed.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Risk ?: Sepsis is an infection in the blood. You share your blood flow with the fetus. I wouldn't be as concerned about the drugs as I would about the germ. If you really had severe septicemia the fetus did too and I would expect the pregnancy to be lost.

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