How to Treat Urinary Tract Infections During Pregnancy2

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Urinate whenever you feel the urge.,
Urinate after sex.,
Wipe front to back.,
Stay hydrated.,
Drink cranberry juice daily.,
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and chocolate.,
Don’t use douches or feminine sprays.,
Other prevention tips include:

Taking showers instead of baths
Wearing cotton underwear
Avoiding wearing tight pants

When you’re pregnant, you will have to urinate more frequently than normal. You may feel more pressure in your bladder or even leak a little urine when you cough or sneeze. This is normal! Urinate whenever you feel the urge to in order to help prevent UTIs., Having sex is a common cause of UTIs, because it can cause bacteria to enter into your vagina.Get into the habit of peeing after you have sex. This can help flush out some of the bacteria., Any time you use the bathroom, always wipe from front to back – starting at your vagina and wiping back to your bottom. This will keep your vagina clean, and avoid contaminating your vagina with any bacteria from your anal area., Keep yourself hydrated to dilute your urine and make yourself urinate more frequently, which flushes out bacteria.In general, aim to drink 9 cups (2.2 liters) of fluids daily.Drink more if you sweat a lot, work out, or live in a hot climate. Water, juice, and tea count towards your fluids., Cranberry juice may help flush your bladder and can sometimes help prevent UTIs.Be sure to drink actual 100% pure cranberry juice – not cranberry juice cocktail, which contains lots of sugar.Don’t drink cranberry juice if you’re taking the medication Warfarin.

, Some foods can irritate your bladder and cause inflammation, which can make you more susceptible to UTIs. Avoid alcohol (which you should do anyway if you’re pregnant), caffeine, chocolate, and drinks that contain citrus juice., Douches, feminine sprays, and scented powders can cause irritation and drying in your vagina and urethra. This can make it more likely that you’ll get a UTI. Skip these products, especially while pregnant.,

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