Post # 1
Hey ladies, quick question! I’m 14 weeks pregnant and I’ve had a long history with urinary tract infections :(. I actually had a bad one about 6 weeks ago before I left on an over seas trip. Long story short, for the past 5 weeks I’ve continually felt like I’m on the verg of another one!! But it’s never developed into one. Is this a pregnancy syptom that acts this way? Terrified of getting another one while I’m in a foreign country. I only have 2 weeks left and then I’m home.
Post # 2
Please talk with your OB/midwife ASAP (even from afar- they may have guidance)! Or a physician locally wherever you are. You could have a low grade infection or your care provider may have guidance on how to prevent one. D-manoose, cranberry pills, etc are all options but talk with a doctor to determine which is safe and recommended during pregnancy. UTIs untreated can turn into kidney infections which could impact the baby.
Pressure on the bladder, frequency urinating, and even full out UTIs are more common during pregnancy so you are not alone. They really suck (I have had my fair share!) I hope you get relief soon.
Post # 3
I’ve never been pregnant but I am susceptible to UTI’s. I had many in a short span and particularly very bad ones. After my last full blown bad UTI, I took the span of antibiotics from my doctor but I still felt like it was slightly there. I ended up having to go on a month’s dose of antibiotic and then on antibiotic regularly for prevention.
I don’t know how being on antibiotics would go with your pregnancy in mind especially long term antibiotics. So, I would suggest you reach out to your doctor. They’ll want to do a urine sample for sure to test. However, if it’s negative, they may suggest a ultrasound of your bladder and kidneys or give you a longer antibiotic dosage.
I highly recommend taking a probiotic and d-mannose regularly but check with your doctor naturally. I don’t recommend cranberry as it really wasn’t effective to me and my urologist seemed to say as much about them.