Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Urine Infection During Pregnancy


My Wife message dan bagitau dia kena Urine Infection


Apakah itu Urine Infection semasa mengandung?


A urinary tract infection (UTI), also called bladder infection, is a bacterial inflammation in the urinary tract. Pregnant women are at increased risk for UTI's starting in week 6 through week 24.

Why are UTI's more common during pregnancy?
UTI's are more common during pregnancy because of changes in the urinary tract. The uterus sits directly on top of the bladder. As the uterus grows, its increased weight can block the drainage of urine from the bladder, causing an infection.

What are the signs and symptoms of UTI's?
If you have a urinary tract infection, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Pain or burning (discomfort) when urinating
  • The need to urinate more often than usual
  • A feeling of urgency when you urinate
  • Blood or mucus in the urine
  • Cramps or pain in the lower abdomen
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Chills, fever, sweats, leaking of urine (incontinence)
  • Waking up from sleep to urinate
  • Change in amount of urine, either more or less
  • Urine that looks cloudy, smells foul or unusually strong
  • Pain, pressure, or tenderness in the area of the bladder
  • When bacteria spreads to the kidneys you may experience: back pain, chills, fever, nausea, and vomiting.
How will the UTI affect my baby?
If the UTI goes untreated, it may lead to a kidney infection. Kidney infections may cause early labor and low birth weight. If your doctor treats a urinary tract infection early and properly, the UTI will not cause harm to your baby.

How do I know if I have a UTI?
A urinalysis and a urine culture can detect a UTI throughout pregnancy.

How is a UTI treated?
UTI's can be safely treated with antibiotics during pregnancy. Urinary tract infections are most commonly treated by antibiotics. Doctors usually prescribe a 3-7 day course of antibiotics that is safe for you and the baby.

Call your doctor if you have fever, chills, lower stomach pains, nausea, vomiting, contractions, or if after taking medicine for three days, you still have a burning feeling when you urinate.

How can I prevent a UTI?
You may do everything right and still experience a urinary tract infection, but you can reduce the likelihood by doing the following:

  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water each day and unsweetened cranberry juice regularly.
  • Eliminate refined foods, fruit juices, caffeine, alcohol, and sugar.
  • Take Vitamin C (250 to 500 mg), Beta-carotene (25,000 to 50,000 IU per day) and Zinc (30-50 mg per day) to help fight infection.
  • Develop a habit of urinating as soon as the need is felt and empty your bladder completely when you urinate.
  • Urinate before and after intercourse.
  • Avoid intercourse while you are being treated for an UTI.
  • After urinating, blot dry (do not rub), and keep your genital area clean. Make sure you wipe from the front toward the back.
  • Avoid using strong soaps, douches, antiseptic creams, feminine hygiene sprays, and powders.
  • Change underwear and pantyhose every day.
  • Avoid wearing tight-fitting pants.
  • Wear all cotton or cotton-crotch underwear and pantyhose.
  • Don't soak in the bathtub longer than 30 minutes or more than twice a day.

Hopefully tak der apa apa effect to my wife and baby


5 Blogger kasi response. .

nawal addina Author
June 22, 2011 at 9:56 PM

grr .. nanti bkak kamus jap -.-

Fikri Rais Author
June 23, 2011 at 2:37 PM

InsyaAllah baby & mama sihat pasni. Papa pn kena kuat sket.. hehe

Woot Woot !!! 2 BEs In A Row !!!

Alkisah Author
June 23, 2011 at 6:29 PM

fikri : insyallah.. kena kuat la nie.. next week nak main bola lagi...

nawal : google sudah.. cepat skit jumpa info..

June 24, 2011 at 10:49 AM

thanks for the vid! appriciated!!!! :) hehe

Iera Fakhira Author
June 24, 2011 at 7:18 PM

iera pernah dapat kot UTI ni. tapi kenapa iera tak pregnant lagi? huargh!!
anyway, doakan yg terbaik buat kesihatan u, ur wife and ur baby. Insya' Allah... :')


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