What is the effect of kidney infection on pregnant woman and the baby?

Good question. A urinary tract infection can cause premature labor. It should be treated once diagnosed. However, some of the antibiotic agents can cross the placenta and result in fetal problems as well. So carefully discuss which are the safe antibiotics to use with your obstetrician.

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If I have a kidney infection & pregnant can that affect my baby?

Urinary Infection. Each kidney infectin or as we call any urinary tract i nfection needs to be treated with appropriate antibiotics, and if it is successfully treated the outcome is good.But having said that if you do not treat and it ends up with complications like sepsis meaning infection spreadind to the blood, then it can effect the feyus.So each kidney or bladder infection during pregnancy need to be treated. Read more...
Yes Take Antibiotics. If you have a bladder infection that has ascended to your kidney you have a very serious infection. The bacteria can enter the blood stream and cause sepsis-this can lead to shock and sometimes death. Also high fever isn't good for baby for extended periods. Premature labor & delivery. So get evaluated and treated with pregnancy safe antibiotics immediately. You may need to be hospitalized. Read more...
Yes, risk of early. Onset of labor and baby being born premature. Hope your OB dr. Is aware. Ob might consult with an infectious disease specialist if the infecting bacteria are not sensitive to an antibiotic which would be harmless to the baby. Good luck. Read more...

Kidney infection at 22 weeks pregnant, can it effect baby?

Get treated. Be certain you tell your prescriber that you are 22 wks in your pregnancy; this will enable them to select an antibiotic that carries little/no risk to the baby. It is important to get plenty of fluids. Keep well hydrated, as this reduces the risk of premature uterine contractions. It is also important to have a urine culture done at the end of the antibiotic treatment to be sure infection's gone. Read more...
Yes & no. Yes it could trigger premature labor so treatment is a must. But the germ will not be able to get to the baby. UTI's are a regional problem limited to your bladder and urinary tract. The uterus with its protective bag of waters protects baby from any intruders. Only infections that travel in the blood could get to baby & this does not. Read more...

I have a history of UTI's, bladder and kidney infections since I was a child. How do I know if I am liable to get pregnant or not?

OK to becom pregnant. If you are treated and there is no sign of infection there is no problem to become pregnant. Read more...
Pregnancy and UTI. as long as your cycles are regular and ovulatorty cycles and no history of pelvic inflammatory disease your chances of getting pregnant is equal to the females of your age group. Read more...

Is it possible for kidney infection to affect pregnancy?

Yes. Kidney Infection can cause preterm labor and infection in the baby. Kidney infection can become severe in pregnancy and may need admission. So, be careful and treat it quickly. Read more...

What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

Several qualifiers. Hospitalization is needed for those conditions which cannot be managed as an outpatient.The prominent factors include: is the patient able to take oral medications & hold down enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is the germ causing the UTI one that can be treated in pregnancy with an oral medication? Is patient free of other complications? If any of these is no, a hospitalization may be needed. Read more...

Pregnant with kidney infection and swollen itchy vagina?

Candidiasis. You mus be on antibiotics for the kidney infection. The combination of pregnancy and antibiotic can make you more susceptible to vaginal candidiasis-yest infection. Read more...