I have repeatedly heard that during pregnancy it is highly undesirable to take any medications. And she herself, being in a position, decided only on the use of no-shpy and soothing preparations of plant origin.
My pregnancy proceeded normally, but still I was very interested in the question – what if a situation arises when it will not be possible without taking antibiotics?
Doctor and only doctor
The main rule that I learned – in no case can not be self-medicating, you can not listen to any third-party advice.
Two friends tried to give me recommendations. One does not get out of the Internet, even the toilet does not go without reading the tips on the next forum. The other one washes the floors in our city orphanage, therefore, he considers himself a consultant in all children’s issues.
So, I even convinced them that only a doctor can choose a medicine in each specific case, taking into account the effect of the drug on the fetus. This is especially true of antibiotics.
Little about antibiotics
Antibiotics have a wide and narrow spectrum of action, depending on the type of microbes that they affect. Also, antibiotics are separated by their origin – synthetic, semi-synthetic and natural. Only a doctor can pick up the necessary drug and prescribe the dosage.
Naturally, it is necessary to carefully observe it, and not to engage in amateur activities: not to reduce the amount of the drug (so that the future baby does no harm) and not to increase (so that it works faster and surely).
As a person far from medicine, I became interested in the following fact: antibiotics give effect only in case of infectious bacterial diseases, in other cases, taking them, the disease cannot be defeated, but it is possible to harm the body.
For example, with ARVI and flu, antibiotics are useless, they also have no antipyretic effect, so they are not taken just at an elevated temperature. Even antibiotics do not help with indigestion, cough, various inflammatory processes.
The effect of antibiotics on the child
Of course, first of all, I, like all future mothers, was interested in the effect of antibiotics on the fetus. But here the doctor reassured me: research has shown that antibiotics cannot be the cause of congenital malformations and do not affect the genetics of the child.
But nevertheless, the side effects of the drugs are there – they can affect the child’s auditory nerve, impair the function of the kidneys, and cause laying of the teeth. All this once again suggests that only a doctor can choose the right drug, comparing the possible risk for the baby and the help of the expectant mother.