Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cystitis Pregnancy

Facts about the treatment of bladder infections in pregnant women:

  • The risk of bladder infection is the same for a pregnant woman as it is for a woman who is not pregnant.
  • Pregnant women are more likely to develop a kidney infection than a woman who is not pregnant. This is because the womb places pressure on the bladder. This can cause the urine to be pushed up through the ureters from the infected bladder, and into the kidneys.

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Last Updated: Apr 3, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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