Natural Treatments for UTIs During Pregnancy?

Can You Cure a UTI Naturally During Pregnancy?

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) during pregnancy are prevalent in medical conditions. Surprisingly, there are no natural cures or treatments for UTIs during pregnancy. The UTI may resolve itself. However, in pregnancy, this condition warrants mediate medical attention if you are suspecting a UTI. Your midwife will probably refer you to your general practitioner to prescribe antibiotics that are safe to take during pregnancy.

However, you can prevent UTIs naturally or reduce your risks of experiencing a urinary tract infection during pregnancy.

  1. Cranberry Juice: Some evidence suggests that daily consumption of 100% pure cranberry juice with no added sugar may prevent UTIs because of a possible infection-fighting property contained in the juice. It is unclear how much and how often one should drink cranberry juice to prevent UTIs. You should not drink cranberry juice if you are taking the blood-thinning medication, warfarin, as it may lead to bleeding.

  2. Drinking plenty of water: This dilutes the urine and helps flush out bacteria that may be present.

  3. Avoiding drinks that may irritate the bladder: Coffee, alcohol, and soft drinks containing citrus juice or caffeine may irritate your bladder and perpetuate excessive urinating.

  4. Wiping from front to back: Wiping from front to back after using the bathroom prevents bacteria from the anal region from spreading to the vagina and urethra.

  5. Emptying your bladder soon after intercourse: It is important to try to flush out any bacteria that may have entered the urethra by drinking a full glass of water and urinating soon after sex.

  6. Avoiding the use of irritating feminine products: Using certain products such as deodorant sprays, douches, and powders can irritate the urethra and cause a UTI.

When treated, UTIs rarely advance to more serious conditions. If you believe that you have a UTI, it is important to eliminate the infection as fast as possible to prevent further complications and health complications.

The risk of an individual woman experiencing a Urinary Tract Infection in their lifetime is 20%. If treated swiftly and correctly, UTIs rarely advance to serious complications but can if left untreated. UTIs can lead to kidney infections and even death in rare cases. A UTI occurs when bacteria enters through the urethra and causes an infection. Generally, bacteria are eradicated by urination, but certain circumstances can cause an increased risk of contracting a UTI. These circumstances include:

  • Sexual Intercourse

  • Pregnancy

  • Urinary obstruction

  • Virulent nature of some bacteria

Thanks for reading! Your future midwife Tayna!

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