UTI during Pregnancy – What You Need to Know
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) affect the urinary tract - comprising of kidneys, urethra and bladder. UTIs are a common concern during pregnancy. While typically they may not be a major cause of worry, they must be treated instantly to avoid other complications.
- May be self-diagnosed
- May require lab tests
- Can be treatable
Discomfort and/or burning sensation while urinating
Increased frequency of urination
Pain or cramps in the belly
Smelly or cloudy urine
Self-Care & Preventive Measures:
Do not delay urinating when you feel the urge to. Also, drink enough water through the day to keep the tract clean. Avoid tight fitted pants. Instead, opt for comfortable clothing made from natural fibers like cotton. Keep your genital region clean but avoid applying chemical soaps in that region.
Your doctor may prescribe certain antibiotics based on your pregnancy plan.
For any other concerns, you can consult your OB-GYN. At mfine, we offer detailed and customized treatment plans for various health ailments, so feel free to reach out to us.