This evening, I had to pick up a prescription for a UTI. Since these infections are very common during pregnancy, I wanted to share my cautionary tale with you.
I read the warning label when I got home and noticed that this particular drug is not recommended for use in pregnant women who are at term (38-42 weeks). While my OBGYN obviously knows that I’m at term, I called the pharmacist because the warning made me uncomfortable. He looked it up to double check and told me not to take it. He said he’s never seen it prescribed in women after 36 weeks, even though it is a common drug for use in early pregnancy. He told me to call my doctor in the morning and see if there’s a specific reason she prescribed this drug and if there is something else she could have me take.