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how do i keep baby healthy until i can see a dr?

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I was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with a UTI and a 7 week pregnancy about 3 days ago. The doctor said I am considered high-risk and to see an ob/gyn immediately. However, I do not have health insurance at this time. I will in about 2 weeks, but no one will let me setup and appt with an ob/gyn yet. What should I do to keep my baby healthy until I can see an ob/gyn? It will be about a month before I can see one.


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replied February 25th, 2012
Pregnancy Q and A Answer A32023
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
You can consider continuing with the treatment for the UTI (with safe medications that can be used during pregnancy) and be in regular follow-up with your treating doctor. UTI’s and vaginal infections are commonly seen during pregnancy and should be treated immediately to minimize risk of upward spread of infection that can lead to miscarriage. Schedule your appointment with a gynecologist at the earliest and go ahead with further evaluation. Be in adequate rest. Avoid lifting any heavy weights and avoid heavy work. Avoid standing for long durations and avoid climbing stairs. Drink plenty of water. Avoid use of caffeinated and carbonated beverages. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
Take care.



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