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Can maternal use of antibiotics affect baby in the womb at early pregnancy?

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Dr. Robert Lim
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In brief: Antibiotic/pregnancy

Absolutely. And that list goes beyond antibiotics.
For example, we do not give a mother certain antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs, as it can affect the fetus' development. Tetracycline is a no-no, as it can stain teeth and bones. Other medications also can do that, and this is why medications are classified under different pregnancy categories, from a to d, and x. "a" being safe to "x" being no.

In brief: Antibiotic/pregnancy

Absolutely. And that list goes beyond antibiotics.
For example, we do not give a mother certain antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs, as it can affect the fetus' development. Tetracycline is a no-no, as it can stain teeth and bones. Other medications also can do that, and this is why medications are classified under different pregnancy categories, from a to d, and x. "a" being safe to "x" being no.
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