Do pregnant women get more urinary tract infections?

Anyone can get accustomed to urinary tract infection, that is caused by bacteria but, these infections mostly hit women and just to be specific, pregnant women. In pregnant women, hormones are likely to cause changes in the urinary tract. Moreover the expanding uterus presses against the bladder, which leads to a problem in the urine discharge. This stagnant urine, later on leads to the urinary tract infection that serves as the cause for kidney infection.

These circumstances should be especially avoided in the case of pregnant women as complications may arise if the infection isn't detected and treated at the proper time and in the proper manner. Also, prevention is the best thought. Bacteria shouldn't be allowed to grow in the urinary tract and all necessary precautions should be taken.


The chances of urinary tract infections are more in pregnant women, especially at pregnancy time of 6 -24 week. This is also known as a bladder infection. This infection is common in pregnant women because of the growing uterus which blocks the drainage of urine and thus triggering infection.

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