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How does a kidney infection affect pregnancy?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A pregnant woman who has a kidney infection may give birth to a baby with low weight. Certain antibiotics should not be used by women who are pregnant. You will need to discuss other options with your doctor if you develop a kidney infection while pregnant. Furthermore, you should not try to get pregnant while taking an antibiotic.

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