Can a UTI affect getting pregnant?
There is no evidence that lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) in a woman affects her ability to conceive, but upper tract (kidney) infections might. In addition, note that infections in your male partner can affect his fertility. Furthermore, once you get pregnant, UTIs can cause problems for you and your baby.
- Practice good hygiene. Wipe from front to back after you urinate to prevent the spreading of bacteria.
- Stay hydrated. Urinating is an effective way of clearing germs from the bladder and urethra.
- Urinate before and after sex.
- Urinate frequently.
- Watch your diet.
- Drink cranberry juice.
- UTIs do not pose any danger to a developing fetus, and the infection is usually asymptomatic during pregnancy (unlike the pain that usually occurs when you get one in a non-pregnant state). However, untreated UTIs can progress to kidney infections, which are far more serious.
- Can UTIs Go Away on Their Own? “A bladder infection can get better on its own, but most of the time it doesn't. The infection from an untreated UTI can eventually travel through the body, becoming very dangerous, even deadly. “If a bladder infection goes untreated, it can become a kidney infection.
- No, a yeast infection won't hurt or affect your developing baby. But if you have an infection when you go into labor, there's a chance that your newborn will contract it as he passes through the birth canal. If that happens, he may develop a yeast infection in his mouth, known as thrush.
Updated: 2nd October 2019