E. coli in the urine during pregnancy

What is dangerous Escherichia coli in the urine during pregnancy?

About the influence of Escherichia coli

Weakening of protective forces during pregnancy is the most common cause of infection. This also applies to E. coli. It can penetrate the vagina, then to the placenta and blood of the unborn child. Getting into the urinary tract, E. coli advances into the bladder and can cause the development of inflammatory processes in a woman, for example, cystitis. If the infection is detected in the late periods of bearing a child, then there is a risk of unauthorized termination of pregnancy, premature birth. Before the due date, the water can flow. Yes, and the child in this case may appear weak. That is, E. coli adversely affects the body of the future mother and her baby.

On the proper delivery of urine analysis

Many women, after learning about this result of the analysis, panic. But sometimes the anxiety of expectant mothers is completely in vain. It is a question of unreliable results of analysis due to incorrect delivery. And to avoid this, it is important to follow these recommendations:

  1. Buy special containers for collection of analyzes in the pharmacy. They are absolutely sterile.
  2. Collect urine in the morning, after hygienic toilet. By the way, if a woman is washed away from the anus to the vagina, then the intestinal stick can be found in the urine.
  3. The analysis container opens just before it is collected.
  4. Collect in the container you need an average portion of urine. This means that the first is sent to the toilet, the second in the container and finishing again in the toilet.
  5. After completion of the manipulation, the container closes tightly. By following these rules, you can be sure of the results of urinalysis.

It is worth knowing about the causes of infection in the body during pregnancy. And very often this wearing of thong panties. Such linen creates a constant effect of friction, which contributes to the ingestion of E. coli from the anus into the genito-urinary system. Less often, this occurs during sexual intercourse with the mixing of the microflora of the urino-genital system and the intestine (combined sex). As you can see, these risk factors can be avoided.

How to get rid of E. coli?

Some future mothers refuse to conduct the treatment prescribed by the observing doctor, because they are afraid to harm the child. Do not panic! This will not happen, because today there are safe antibiotics, and gynecologists prescribe them to pregnant women.

Other women admit the other extreme - they are engaged in self-infection. This is also unacceptable.

For the treatment of E. coli, antibiotic Tsefatoxim, Amoxicillin and other penicillins are allowed in future mothers. They do not affect the fetal development of the fetus. Furagin can be consumed by pregnant women in the first and second trimester. The exception is the period from 38 weeks.

Cephalosporins do not appoint doctors in the first and second trimesters of the term. The only permitted drug of this group for any period of bearing a child is Cefatoxime.

It is worth knowing about those antibacterial drugs that adversely affect the development of the fetus. So, sulfonamides can lead to jaundice, tetracycline - to underdevelopment of the child's bones and teeth, nitrofurans - to anemia, fluoroquinolones - to damage the joints of the fetus. During the period of treatment, a woman is recommended to use sour-milk products to avoid dysbacteriosis. Treatment with antibacterial preparations of Escherichia coli lasts from 3 to 10 days. Then it is necessary to re-pass the general analysis of urine.

If the E. coli is detected again, then most likely, the doctor will appoint a second treatment. It can be based on the use of antibacterial drugs in turn.

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