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vaginosis and Metronidazol

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What I thought was simply spotting I was going to have to get used to turns out to be an infection.  I'm currently 13 weeks along and started spotting off and on since Thanksgiving weekend.  My latest sonogram showed that my placenta is partially sitting on my cervix, and the midwife thought that perhaps this was causing the spotting.  But she ran some tests anyway.

My OB called to tell me the latest test results are in today and I am suffering from bacterial vaginosis! This is what has been causing the spotting which as been scaring the life out of me. I picked up a prescription at lunch today for Metronidazol - it is a 7 day scrip and my husband wonders if it is safe for pregnant women. He was under the impression that pregnant women weren't to take any medication whatsoever. I tried to assure him that if the OB themselves did medical tests and prescribed this, they obviously know I'm pregnant and so it must be safe.

Do any of you know of this drug?  Have you been prescribed to take it in a similar way?  I wonder if anyone else has taken it because I'd like to show my husband their success to calm his fears about all of this.  I go back for an appointment Friday morning and hope to be feeling a lot better by then!

Thanks for any input on this.

by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 2:17 PM
That's left untreated. I you are taking care of it so you don't have to worry about it.

Quoting Aully1:

No, my husband is satisfied that it's a class B and has been certified safe to take while pregnant!  I am already feeling better after two doses, although I will keep in mind the dairy, Tiffany, thank you!

What I have to ask now is that from reading in my "What to Expect When" book is that the section on BV says my amniotic fluid can get infected and I'll have an underweight preemie.  YIKES!  The section on yeast infections sounded harmless, but they made this sound like it was a horrible thing to get!  Should I just not read up on ANYTHING that's happening to me anymore??  sigh...

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by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I was about 8 weeks along when I had this crap. As far as I know that's safe for pregnant women. That's what they prescribed me for it.

by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I appreciate the input!  Now I have my boss patronizing me for not being "all natural" and treating this infection with foods.  She even forwarded me a link to an article about how antibiotics lead to asthma and autism in children.  She sent it because " if the roles were reversed Iā€™d want to know what is out there."  Wasn't that just so sweet of her?  As if I don't have enough to worry about without help! 

by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I had to take that both pregncies because I got BV. it is in the unsafe (C) category but will not kill your baby or nothing. They give it too you because the infection has more problems for baby then the medicine. Now just watch out for allergic reactions.

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