What if I get sick and need to use medicine while I am pregnant?


Whether or not you should use medicine during pregnancy is a serious question to discuss with your doctor. Some health problems need treatment. Not using a medicine that you need could harm you and your baby. For example, a urinary tract infection (UTI) that is not treated may become a kidney infection. Kidney infections can cause preterm labor and low birth weight. An antibiotic is needed to treat a UTI. Ask your doctor whether the benefits of taking a certain medicine outweigh the risks to you and your baby.