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.
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.
I have a bladder infection / urinary tract infection and it's not that bad yet. I took pyridium (phenazopyridine) and ciprofloxacn, can I have sex?
It is OK to have sex. But it may be uncomfortable for you due to the recent uti. Read more...