(Closed) TTC + UTI prevention

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I don’t tend to get UTI’s regularly, but used to when I was younger. I tend to lie down for just a short while afterwards, and then pee/drink. So far, so good. We’re all different though, so you may need trial and error to see what works for you guys. 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Sea_bass: Aw – glad you are joining us! 🙂 I stalked for a bit at 1st too.

I guess you’ve tried cranberry juice or pills? I think that is meant to help.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used to get a ton of UTI’s as well and now I always pee after sex. Every single time.

That had no effect in me getting pregnant. 🙂 Unless you start having difficulty conceiving, I wouldn’t change anything in your routine!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used to get UTI’s frequently so I started taking cranberry pills. The UTI’s totally stopped! After a few months I stopped taking the pills, and I haven’t had one in 6 years 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Sea_bass:  Cranberry is actually used to prevent UTI’s, but they won’t take one away after you have it. There’s a misconception that cranberry cures UTI’s.

Cranberry is safe during pregnancy, but if you take capsules, make sure you confirm that all the additional ingrediants in them are safe as well!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also have issues with UTI’s as I have PKD (polycystic kidney disease) and have always had to pee immediately after sex / drink lots of water and watch what I drink and eat regularly. My doctor actually told me to stay away from cranberry juice because it is acidic, and that can sometimes make things worse! I also have interstitial cystitis so keeping my bladder in a happy place takes some work. No/minimal acidic beverages (wine, some juices etc) and drinking a TON of water. I also have a hard time with calcium (too much can cause issues) so if i drink milk I follow it with at least 2 full glasses of water after.

My DH and I started trying last month, and I would usualyl just lie down for about 10 mins and then get up. I did get lazy a couple times and fall asleep for a few hours and then get up and had no issues (so i thought) and ended up getting a UTI. 🙁

Just make sure you lie down for as long as you are comfortable with, and then carry on your usual routine and you should be okay!

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I used to get UTIs like crazy. Haven’t had one in about eight years but I remember the horror. Usually if I pee within 15 after having sex I’m good to go, and I don’t think you really need to keep the fluid in you any longer than that. Some say it makes no difference at all anyway (depends on who you’re asking). Wait as long as you can but don’t risk your health. 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Cranberry juice prevents UTIs, doesn’t make them go away unfortch!

Lots of water, lots of cranberry juice, and make sure to pee after sex.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Peeing after sex helps prevent UTIs. Just be warned that during pregnancy, your hormones are off the charts. I went from not having UTIs and yeast infections for years to having a UTI in the first trimester and a yeast infection and BV in the second trimester. I haven’t had these in a decade, but managed to have them while pregnant. Right now, I’m in all on preventive measure mode to keep these at bay, so they don’t effect delivery in any way.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I was like that too, always popping up afterwards to go pee before I got a UTI.  For the first couple of months that we were trying I would lay there anywhere from 10-20 mins before getting up to pee, but the cycle that I ended up getting my BFP on, I used the Instead cups.  I would lay there maybe only 5 mins, pop an Instead cup in and then pee.  I’d keep the cup in for a couple of hours maybe, figuring it couldn’t hurt to keep the little guys as close to my cervix as possible.  I don’t know if that did it, but since I got my BFP that month, I wouldn’t hesitate to try it again when we try for the next baby!

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