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Can a urinary tract infection affect the baby in my womb?

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Dr. Patricia Roy
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It depends....The infection itself is not an issue, but if you have a fever, or a severe form of urinary infection, the fever may affect the baby.
If you have a simple bladder infection, that is common, and not usually a problem.

In brief: Yes

It depends....The infection itself is not an issue, but if you have a fever, or a severe form of urinary infection, the fever may affect the baby.
If you have a simple bladder infection, that is common, and not usually a problem.
Dr. Patricia Roy
Dr. Patricia Roy
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Average bladder infections do not affect the baby, and this is what most women have.
These are detected by going to the OB visits and telling them about any new symptoms. However, if the infection becomes severe, or goes from the bladder up to the kidneys, it can cause premature contractions and in that way it can indirectly affect the baby.

In brief: Yes

Average bladder infections do not affect the baby, and this is what most women have.
These are detected by going to the OB visits and telling them about any new symptoms. However, if the infection becomes severe, or goes from the bladder up to the kidneys, it can cause premature contractions and in that way it can indirectly affect the baby.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: If goes to kidneys

Urinary tract infections, if confined to the bladder &treated promptly with antibiotics, should not harm the baby.
There is considerable risk of going into labor early and baby having low birth weight if UTI reaches the kidneys & pyelonephritis develops, so get urine tested if u have pain or burning with urination, need to urinate more often (normal in pregnancy), foul unine smell, fever or wetting.

In brief: If goes to kidneys

Urinary tract infections, if confined to the bladder &treated promptly with antibiotics, should not harm the baby.
There is considerable risk of going into labor early and baby having low birth weight if UTI reaches the kidneys & pyelonephritis develops, so get urine tested if u have pain or burning with urination, need to urinate more often (normal in pregnancy), foul unine smell, fever or wetting.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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