... and have also (now) seen the reviews on the effects of the drug (I wish I had been more diligent beforehand). When I went into get my first ultra sound from my OB, at 12 weeks she concluded that there was no fetal heart beat and the fetus had not grown. ( Macrobid is known to effect fetal growth) As asked I came in a week later and the ultrasound had the same results. The chance of the occurrence of lack of fetal growth/heart beat without immediate miscarriage (blighted ovum) is 1%., I am 15 weeks now and just started showing signs of a miscarriage. I would not suggest taking Macrobid especially in the first precious weeks of pregnancy. I am appalled people are so willing to just believe what doctors tell them (including myself). Although I am not sure the results would have been the same if I had not taken Macrobid it would put my mind at ease if I had not ingested manmade chemicals, as being a possible result of miscarriage. (Oh and if you are curious I have, had no complications other than the phantom UTI, and I had not taken any drugs/alcohol or prescriptions, ate very healthy, and took my prenatal regularly) prior and after the first ultrasound
Ruth, I am sooooo sorry that you are losing your baby. That is the worst thing in the world for a mother to go through. Please make sure that you grieve, and don't let anyone tell you that it was "only a miscarriage". You have lost your child, and you have every right to be angry, upset, etc. I would suggest that you call the United Way and ask if there are any groups for women who have had miscarriages. I truly think that if you talk to other women in your situation, it will help you get over the anger much quicker.
Good luck sweetie, and I hope that you will soon conceive again. I also understand that doesn't take the place of this one, but trying again will help with the pain.
BTW, UTI's are very common in pregnancy, and many times you don't know that you have one. IT's just a matter of weighing the benefits over the costs. Maybe you need another obstetrician to make you feel better.
- Macrobid Information for Consumers
- Macrobid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Macrobid (detailed)
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