Bladder infection and pregnancy
ZP® - English, 21 maart 2019 15:21Laatste update op: 2 augustus 2019 16:06
During pregnancy you have more of a chance of getting a bladder infection.
Due to a weakening of the urethra and the changing position of the bladder, it is possible for some urine to be left in the bladder. Bacteria really enjoy this breeding ground.
Bladder infections are therefore a frequent pregnancy complaint, which is thankfully easy to treat with antibiotics. The antibiotics you are prescribed when you are pregnant can’t harm the baby.
If you aren’t pregnant, you can more easily recognize a bladder infection than during pregnancy. Symptoms that could indicate a bladder infection are:
- a constant nagging feeling in the abdomen
- regular Braxton Hicks contractions
- cloudy urine
- the feeling that you have to pee, but only a little bit comes out every time.
If you are doubting whether you have a bladder infection, it is wise to discuss this with your obstetrician and have your urine checked by the doctor.