Weigh Pros and Cons of Antibiotic Options for UTI in Pregnancy

We're getting new questions about how to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) in pregnant patients.

We know to treat both symptomatic UTIs and asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women...since anatomical changes increase their risk of progressing to pyelonephritis.

Try to stick with beta-lactams...they are generally safe in pregnancy. For cystitis or asymptomatic bacteriuria, consider oral options...such as cephalexin or amoxicillin/clavulanate.

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