make a pregnant woman more likely to develop complication during a simple viral infection (increased heart rate, increased oxygen consumption, decreased lung capacity, etc.). Your doctor may be worried about a pulmonary bacterial infectious complication and put you on antibiotics as treatment or prevention. There are antibiotics which can safely be used in pregnancy especially in the second trimester. I am sure your doctor is well aware of this.
In summary: Take it easy, your virus should be over in a few more days, however, if you develop shortness of breath, persistent high fever with persistent productive cough, you may need to go to the hospital. At this point in your pregnancy, your uterus is the safest place for your baby to be.
Dr. Miklos Toth
I hope you feel better soon.
What is the name of the antibiotic?