As if being pregnant did not come with enough worry, a new study found that certain antibiotics are linked to an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage — a terrifying finding for any expectant mother.

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, compared rates of miscarriage with the prescription of certain types of antibiotics to treat maternal infections during pregnancy. By definition, a spontaneous abortion, or miscarriage, is the loss of an unborn child before the 20th week of gestation.

The research team from the Université de Montréal used data… more

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