I almost lost my first baby due to constant UTI/kidney infections. I got labour contractions from early on in the 2nd trimester. I was on course after course after course of anti-biotics. The risk of taking anti-biotics outweighed the preterm labour risks obviously, so I had no choice. I took longer and more harsher anti-biotics, and in the end was hospitalised at 31 weeks to get IV anti-biotics. Thereafter, things calmed down until I was 36 weeks, when I had to start anti-biotic treatment again. Baby was born at 39 weeks in the end.
Second pregnancy, I had the same issues, but the contractions weren't as bad, and the anti-biotics worked quicker and better. I still had numerous UTI's, and numerous courses of anti-biotics. Baby was born at 37 weeks due to other issues.
After those 2 pregnancies, I read that some women are sensitive to calcium overload! That those women should not take calcium supplementation during pregnancy, as it can cause UTI's and kidney infections. And I took a daily calcium supplement all throughout BOTH my first pregnancies!! I was astonished.
So during my 3rd pregnancy, I didn't take any extra calcium (except the bit in my multi-vit). I had my very first UTI when I was 36 weeks pregnant!!! I was amazed. Baby was born a week later, again due to other issues.
So, now with my 4th pregnancy, I again haven't taken any extra calcium, and so far I have had no UTI's. I'm 22 weeks.
i started out with a UTI, which turned into a kidney and bladder infection and ended up in the hospital for a few days with monitored bed rest and a IV full of antibiotics every 7 hrs, then they sent me home on more antibiotics, its strange though because i had a regular doctors appt 2 days before i was admitted to the hospital and it didn't show up on their test the do in the office
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