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Does urinary tract infection during pregnancy suppose a risk?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 09/21/2016

During gestation there are a number of changes in a woman's body that can increase the chance of urinary tract infection. The risk lies in the fact that the infection spreads to the bloodstream and is dangerous to the fetus and mother. For this reason, it is common to test the urine during routine pregnancy check-ups.

The most prominent fetal risks are: premature birth, impaired fetal growth, low birth weight, or anemia in the baby.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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