UTMB’s Shannon Clark discusses treating UTI’s while pregnant in this very informative article. UTI’s are common during pregnancy, and if left untreated can cause serious issues, so treatment is important. But, a recent CDC report found that women are still being treated with antibiotics that have been linked to birth defects. However, some research findings indicate the potential risks are minimal. Clark says it is important for doctors to weigh the risks and benefits of a drug before prescribing it.