Journal of Advanced Practices in Nursing

ISSN: 2573-0347

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Urinary Tract Infection during Pregnancy among Antenatal Mother


AR Bharathi

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy. Increased incidence of UTI during pregnancy is due to the morphological and the physiological changes that take place in the genitourinary tract during pregnancy. Urinary tract infections are bacterial infection with a global annual incidence of approximately 150 million cases reported. In about 40% of women and 12% of men experience at least one symptomatic urinary tract infection during their life time and as many as 40% of affected in women show recurrent urinary tract infection. The prevalence of urinary tract infection in pregnancy women in India is reported to range from 31% to 24% reported. Studies have shown that urinary tract infection in pregnancy may result in maternal and foetal morbidity. The pregnant woman should be educated, about the physiological changes during pregnancy which may be one of the risk factors for development of urinary tract infection and also its prevention. Regular antenatal care should be taken to minimize the complications of pregnancy, and to ensure a healthy maternal and foetal outcome. To assess the knowledge regarding urinary tract infection during pregnancy and also finds the association of knowledge among antenatal mothers with selected demographic variables.


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