Pregnant women prescribed antibiotics cause birth defects

Doctors are prescribing pregnant women antibiotics that may harm their developing babies more frequently than in years past, the CDC warned in a study published Thursday.Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in pregnancy, especially in the first term.  Of the many antibiotics that can effectively treat UTIs, two increase the risk of brain, heart and facial birth defects in developing babies.Yet the CDC estimates that more than 40 percent of pregnant women that get UTIs are given one of t...