Pregnant Woman Antibiotics Can Cause Risk Of Miscarriage
It has been found that antibiotics have increased the risk of marriage in early pregnant ladies. The link was found in many groups of antibiotics- such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulphonamides, and metronidazole.
However nitrofuranto in is usually used to treat urinary tract infections in a pregnant woman, doesn’t have an effect on risk of miscarriage. Also, the antibiotics erythromycin causes any type of risk.
During the study, the research studied 9000 cases of miscarriage at an average time of 14 weeks into pregnancy. This study includes girls and women between 15 and 45 years of age.
As per study leader, Dr. Anick Berard, university of Montreal “infection during the initial phase of pregnancy is common”
“Although antibiotic use to treat infections has been linked to a decreased risk of prematurity and low birth weight in other studies, our investigation shows that certain types of antibiotics are increasing the risk of spontaneous abortion, with a 60 percent to two-fold increased risk.”
Women who went through miscarriage were older in age and didn’t have anybody by their side. They also have many health issues and infections.All of these factors were taken into consideration in the analysis. The final report was published in the Canadian medical association.
Dr. Bernard also said that: “The increased risk was not seen for all antibiotics, which is reassuring for users, prescribers, and policy-makers.”
For the study 182369 pregnancies from the Quebec pregnancy cohort. Out of these 8702 went through a miscarriage.As per the conclusion of the team, “Use of macrolides (excluding erythromycin), quinolones, tetracyclines, sulphonamides and metronidazole during early pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion.
“However, residual confounding by severity of infection cannot be ruled out.”