I am currently 5 weeks, 5 days pregnant and have an active UTI. I have no symptoms of pain or discomfort in anyway; just cloudy urine. I have been prescribed and have only taken two of the antibiotic capsules prescribed. Recently my urine has been clear. I have been ONLY drinking water and cranberry juice. I really do not want to continue taking the antibiotics to cure or clear this dreaded UTI. I am concerned about the side effects or possible defects to my baby especially this early on. Does anyone know of any home remedies or natural remedies that are safe this early in pregnancy and that can clear up an active UTI?
Quoting cautious1:" I am currently 5 weeks, 5 days pregnant and have an active UTI. I have no symptoms of pain or discomfort ... [snip!] ... anyone know of any home remedies or natural remedies that are safe this early in pregnancy and that can clear up an active UTI?"
You need to take the meds prescribed to you. There is no home remedy to get rid of a UTI and if you don't get rid of it, it could lead to a kidney infection.
This medication is:
Pregnancy risk: Category B (No evidence of risk in humans)
You're fine to take it.
Also an untreated UTI can cause miscarriage so it's best to continue it.
Take the full course of your antibiotics. You make my job harder by making bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. :( you're given a full course of antibiotics for a reason, and this is also why your doctor says "even if you feel better, finish your antibiotics". By not doing this, we just keep creating resistant bacteria that takes harsher drugs to get rid of.