I put this in D&D, because after typing it out, it just didn't seem right to put in S&L.
My first born's 7th birthday is coming up. (Feb 8th) Usually around this time of the year, of course I think about it more often than any other time. (His Kidney's never developed).
Anyways, I haven't thought about medication since, because the doctor's all told me that the medication I had been on, isn't the cause of what happened.
My curiosity arose, and I decided to do a little more research on the meds this morning. Before finding out about my pregnancy, I was diagnosed with a PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease), and was immediately put on doxycycline.
After a little research this morning, I can't help but wonder (Even though my doctor's told me no) if the medication is one of the major reasons my son's kidneys never developed? What are your thoughts?
Article reads: Doxycycline has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryo- and fetotoxicity, including toxic effects on skeletal formation. There are no controlled data in human pregnancies. However, congenital defects have been reported with the class of tetracyclines. Fetal effects may be dose-related. When used during tooth development (second half of pregnancy) tetracyclines may cause permanent yellow-gray-brown discoloration of the teeth and enamel hypoplasia. Doxycycline is only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.