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How does Cytotic affect an unborn baby?

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I am now 7 mos. pregnant, and worried...

I never knew im delayed.. because i was so busy with my studies. pressures in all angles, hectic schedules.. then when i found out, i never bothered to take pregnancy
testing. I just told my partner that im delayed and that i dont have any idea since when or how long it has been already. so we decided that i take cytotic. I experienced fever, itching, diarrhea and eventually a heavy bleeding for 1 day.
I just knew that i was really pregnant when i reached the fourth month. I went to my gnecologist and had an ultrasound and she says that the baby is ok.
but im worried and hopeful.. does the bleeding i had or the durg i took affect my baby?

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replied March 13th, 2007
Pregnancy Answer A2423
"Cytotic", or misoprostol, is a drug used for treating peptic ulcers, labor induction and medical abortions. For medical abortion, Cytotic is used together with another drug called "Mifepristone". Self-use of Cytotic to induce abortion is illegal and dangerous because of the possible complications for a woman’s health and the possibility of delivering a damaged baby if the abortion fails.
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