Written by Pradeep
Catching infections while you are pregnant can be somewhat alarming as your baby can be exposed to risks and vulnerabilities. During pregnancy your immunity system is weaker than usual which makes you more susceptible for contracting infections, plus the body does not produce enough antibodies to fight the infection. Having said that, we must stress that all infections or health issues during pregnancy are not always serious such as if you are having common cold, morning sickness, fatigue and tiredness etc.
Unfortunately pregnancy increases our chances for catching particularly different types of bacterial infections. Below is the list of most common infections which many women suffer from during pregnancy –
Oral antibiotics are generally prescribed for bladder infection in pregnancy
A kidney infection in pregnancy may end you in a hospital for some days, where you and your baby will be closely monitored
It is generally treated with a cream or an ovule is inserted in the vagina. Anti fungal medicines may also be prescribed
In case Chlamydia trachomatis is contracted in pregnancy, medicines will be prescribed
This infection is considered as a medical emergency and is usually treated with intravenous antibiotics that are safe in pregnancy
Click here to read more about STDs in pregnancy, symptoms and treatment.