Amniotic membrane stripping

Membrane/cervical stripping or sweeping the membranes

– Is a gentle and natural procedure with the purpose to separate the amniotic membranes from the uterine walls.
– Considered safe in many studies.
– Decrease incidence of post-term pregnancy

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Do you have a urine infection?

Urinary Tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy

Most common type of bacterial infection during pregnancy.

Caused by bacteria that normally lives in the colon (intestines) or the skin around the anus or vagina, where they do not cause any harm.

Infection occurs when the bacteria is present in feces and travels to the opening of the urinary tract and into the bladder (usually during intercourse, pregnant or not) attaching to the wall and growing. Once there, the bladder becomes irritated, causing pain. In a lapse of about 48hrs the symptoms become more evident, in pregnant woman UTI is usually is asymptomatic, but might become symptomatic without treatment.

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