Effects of Doxycycline hyclate on fetus

Patient : I was recently prescribed doxycycline hyclate for complaints of lower abdominal pain and pelvic pain. before giving me the meds they tested for pregnancy. it was negative. I started the medication and took 6 tablets in all. the dosage was 100mg 1 tablet twice daily. After feeling worse I went back to the doctor yesterday only to be told that i'm pregnant. at least 1 week pregnant. He outlined the fact that this medication causes abnormal bone development in the fetus. is this really true. is the baby at risk? should I terminate the pregnancy?
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