Question: I’m pregnant and I have chlamydia. Can I use Pantomicina500E.S.? This medicine harmless drug for baby? M. (Latvia)
Answer: Pantomicina is a brand name for the antibiotic more popularly known by its generic name which is Erythromycin. This antibiotic is safe to use in pregnancy and will not harm the baby in the womb.
Question: I have taken ecstasy regularly when clubbing which I do every week.
Yesterday I had a pregnancy test that was positive after missing my period due 5 days ago. I used ecstasy last on Saturday of last week. Will my baby be damaged and what tests can I do to check this? Thanks. L.S. (UK)
Answer: Congratulations on your good news. There is indeed evidence that use of ecstasy in early pregnancy can result in brain damage and behavioural problems on the part of the baby. However, it remains unclear how sustained the use has to be for the damage to occur. There is really no test to check this before the baby is born. I would be of the view that, since you have been exposed to this drug very briefly and you sound like you don’t intend to continue using it now that you know you are pregnant; the risk to your baby should be minimal.
Question: Hi, i wanted to know how early i can take a test because i am a week late for my period; i have all the other symptoms but i have taken two pregnancy test and they were both negative. The thing is I’ve traced back and to the first time me and my partner had sex and if i am pregnant then i would only be around a week and a half. Is that too early for a home test to pick it up? Please contact back soon. Z. (UK)
Question: I am 8 weeks pregnant having light bleeding with pain that i would describe as like period pains. Why is this and what should i do? A.D. (Ireland)
Question: Hi, I got premature labour at 27½ weeks of pregnancy which resulted in premature birth and my baby passed away on same day after about 8 hours. I had attended clinic just 3 days before the incident and all was fine. What could have caused this because 3 months down the line the trauma is still so fresh. When could I be safe to conceive again? K. (Kenya)
Question: I am 8 weeks pregnant and i have no morning sickness or even queasiness. Is this normal or a sign that there is something wrong? L.G. (Ireland)