Urinary tract infections are common during pregnancy, and the most common causative organism is Escherichia coli
. UTI's are more common during pregnancy because of changes in the urinary tract. If the UTI goes untreated, it may lead to a kidney infection
. Kidney infections may cause early labor and low birth weight
Most antibiotics given are those which are safe in pregnancy. Antibiotics which are usually given in pregnant women for e.coli uti are Cephalexin, erythromycin, nitrofurantoin
, Augmentin and Bactrim.
You can go ahead with the antibiotic therapy without fear of any abnormality to your child.