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Did a uti cause labour?

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FluffyFlowerFace Sun 29-Oct-17 18:14:51

I had a beautiful baby boy at 34 weeks and 4 days. He's doing well and am awaiting debrief.
The whole way through I was up all night weeing. He was very low.
On the Monday I feel awful hot and shaky and took 2 paracetamol and went to bed
On Thursday I had period like pains and my back hurt.
On Friday i was up all night weeing it was dark and I felt like it wouldn't come out despite feeling it. I had a bloody show on Saturday then had him.
My wee pre labour showed 1 leucocyte trace protein and 3 ketones. I wasn't given antibiotics but wondered if a uti has kicked labour off

FluffyFlowerFace Sun 29-Oct-17 20:14:31


Needadvicetoleave Sun 29-Oct-17 21:14:50

It can. I had a UTI at 35 weeks, got antibiotics. Dr warned me I might go in to labour, and when I saw the midwife the week after she was surprised it hadn't. I went in to labour a week later.

FluffyFlowerFace Sun 29-Oct-17 21:20:00

Thanks advice. I did have the symptoms but haven't been treated with antibiotics? It seems to have gone. My wee stank the day I went into labour.

Needadvicetoleave Sun 29-Oct-17 21:58:48

Smelly wee isn't a sign of a UTI, either you haven't drank enough or that you've eaten something that makes wee smell!

It's the infection that brings on the labour, not the antibiotics.

FluffyFlowerFace Sun 29-Oct-17 22:33:21

Smelly wee is one of the signs of uti. Wee shouldn't smell. I'm just wondering if an infection kicked things off

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