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Can a UTI bacteria of a pregnant woman affect her baby?

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In brief: UTI

Infections in pregnancy are very common, but not likely to hurt a child but i advise seeing your OB and being checked.

In brief: UTI

Infections in pregnancy are very common, but not likely to hurt a child but i advise seeing your OB and being checked.
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
A UTI in pregnancy should be treated immediately to prevent it spreading into a kidney infection. It can cause premature labor if not detected and treated. Pregnant women may not have the usually symptoms
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Premature labor

Pyelonephritis or a kiney UTI can induce early labor resulting in a preterm delivery.
Bacteria causing UTI should not otherwise affect baby.

In brief: Premature labor

Pyelonephritis or a kiney UTI can induce early labor resulting in a preterm delivery.
Bacteria causing UTI should not otherwise affect baby.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. James Kuan
Urology

In brief: Not likely

Unless the mom becomes critically ill, baby is likely okay.
Always consult with md before starting antibiotics, some of which are unsafe for the baby. Some women are found to continually have bacteria in the urine, without symptoms of infection, and this can increase the risk of preterm labor. Routine prenatal care is essential!

In brief: Not likely

Unless the mom becomes critically ill, baby is likely okay.
Always consult with md before starting antibiotics, some of which are unsafe for the baby. Some women are found to continually have bacteria in the urine, without symptoms of infection, and this can increase the risk of preterm labor. Routine prenatal care is essential!
Dr. James Kuan
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