I’m having a minor panic attack! I have just been prescribed full bed rest and Brethine because of preterm labor. My doctor assured me that this is an appropriate, safe medication, but someone on an e-mail list told me that Brethine is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use by pregnant women, and that it causes all kinds of problems in the baby, especially gastrointestinal.
Is this true? Now I don’t know what to think, and I’m terrified that my baby might be harmed by this medication.
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