I have been gynae shopping for the past few days. Well, sort of. It was more of to determine if the antibiotics I’ve consumed a few days before discovering about my pregnancy will bring any bad effects to the little one.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 was as a stressful day for us. This day also marked the first tears I’ve shedded for the little growing one inside me. After finding out the exact names of antibiotics, I called my then-gynae. To my dismay, she warned that pregnant ladies are not supposed to take Flagyl and Clindamycin at all as they put the baby’s health at risk. I do not want to mention the exact words she mentioned as the thought of it freaked me out. I was then asked to consider the worst.
Minutes after my phone conversation with her, I cried uncontrollably. Odee, my 20-month old Maltese, came and sat beside me upon hearing my sobs. It’s amazing how compassionate dogs can be. I called my eldest sister, mom and a friend to seek for advice. All of them thought that I should get a second opinion.
So I did. We visited Dato’ Dr Ang at Megah Specialist Centre that evening. It was a huge relief when he assured me that there’s nothing to worry about. He further explained that my sac is growing normally inside the womb, at the right spot, measuring about the size of a 10 sen coin. Steve and I were very relieved to hear it.
As I was still given time off from work today and still feeling a little unsure, I decided to visit the gynae who prescribed me the antibiotics. After more than an hour’s wait, I was finally in Dr Noor Aini’s room at Sunway Medical Centre. Knowing that I’ve been worried about this for a few days due to the incessant calls I’ve made to her clinic, she quickly whipped out her medicine-related books and explained that the drugs given are classified under Category B, which is safe for expectant mothers as well as occasionally used to treat bacterial vaginosis among pregnant women. If left untreated, this bacteria may rupture the membrane and cause pre-term labour or miscarriage. She gave me a quick scan and I was kindly given a picture of my little sac, measuring an exact 8.7mm.
I walked out of the hospital with an immense feeling of relief, with a heart so contented and ready to enjoy my pregnancy to the fullest!
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