Infections During Pregnancy

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P1. What Are The Most Common Infections During Pregnancy?

ITU: urinary tract infections (Uti) are the most common bacterial infections during pregnancy. Typically, bacteria from the anus to the urethra enter and do all the way up to the bladder, where continue to multiply, causing bladder infection sometimes called cystitis. It is likely that the higher levels of progesterone are partly responsible, since the hormone relaxes urinary tract and bladder, keeping urine in your system and giving more time for bacteria to develop. The symptoms of a UTI include pain, discomfort or burning with urination and pelvic discomfort or pain in the lower abdomen. The urine may have a cloudy appearance and releasing an unpleasant odor, and it is possible to feel the urge to go to the bathroom frequently.

Bacterial vaginosis (BV): This genital tract infection is caused by an excessive development of bacteria that exist normally in small amounts in the vagina. The VB canproduce symptoms or not. In the case of manifest symptoms, you may notice a discharge thin and whitish or greyish, with an unpleasant odor or similar fish. (This scent comes more evident after having sex.) You can also feel irritation or itching in the vagina and vulva, though at least half the women with VB does not present any symptoms.

Yeast infections: These common vaginal infections arise with even greater probability during pregnancy. Yeast infections are caused by microscopic fungi Candida family. This organism is present in the vaginas of almost a third of all women and only reveals itself problematic when it develops so quickly that dominates other microorganisms. Due to increased levels of estrogen in pregnancy, the vagina produces more glycogen, facilitating further development of yeasts. (Some researchers believe that estrogen produces a direct effect on the yeasts, promoting your faster growth and better adhesion to the walls of the vagina.)

P2. That Gravity Have These Infections For Baby?

The VB was associated with a higher risk of preterm birth and premature ruptureof the membranes surrounding the baby amnióticas. If you are at risk of premature birth, your doctor will track the infection and treat it with antibiotics, in case youget a positive result. If it is not a situation of risk and manifest symptoms, your doctor won’t do any screening.

If a UTI is treated, there should not be any problem. A UTI because it can cause akidney infection, leading to serious illness in the mother and increasing the risk ofpremature birth. If you have an infection, your doctor will treat her with antibioticssafe in pregnancy. The antibiotic will probably relieve the symptoms after a few days, but it is important to do the treatment to the end so as to destroy all bacteria.

A yeast infection does not harm the baby. If you have an infection when you start labor, there is a possibility of the newborn to contract when passing through the birth canal. Yeast infections in newborns are known as oral thrush. The thrush recognizes through white spots on baby’s mouth; It is not serious and is easily.

P3. How Can I Prevent These Infections?

Use breathable cotton underwear; avoid pantyhose and tights.

Sleep without underwear, to allow the passage of air through the genital area.

Avoid bubble baths and long soaking baths and do not use a wet bathing suit.

Avoid scented soaps, laundry detergent flavored, intimate hygiene sprays and vaginal showers.

Always Wipe from front to back.

Eat yogurt with Lactobacillus acidophilus, which can help restore bacterial balance appropriate to the vagina.

Drink at least eight glasses of 25 cl of water a day.

Drink cranberry juice. Can prevent new bacteria take control.

Don’t ignore the urge to go to the bathroom. And, when urinating, lean forward to help empty the bladder completely.

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