CHICAGO - Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections with birth defects. Reassuringly, the most-used antibiotics in early pregnancy — penicillins — appear to be the safest.
This article reminded me of when someone close to us had a bladder infection while pregnant. She used raw garlic and recovered. (For a infection like that I would use 5-10 cloves at a time.) She was dizzy and sick, I think with a flu, but with plenty of water, the garlic and rest she got better. While antibiotics are useful and lifesaving in the right context, it's helpful to know a remedy that is close by, inexpensive and safe, especially for pregnancy and breast-feeding.