Research published in the Lancet on 18 September 2008 suggested that low-dose oral antibiotics given to pregnant women to delay premature birth might cause long-term harm to their babies.
And how does this study relates to antibiotics prescribed against GBS infection? It doesn’t. Antibiotics given to mothers and babies for GBS infection are given intravenously and in large doses so that the infection is properly treated. The study published in the Lancet related to giving low-does oral antibiotics to mothers who were in threatened preterm labour, or who had preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes. For more information, click here