Urinary tract infections in pregnancy

Clin Perinatol. 2005 Sep;32(3):749-64. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2005.05.006.


Urinary tract infections occur commonly in pregnancy. Bacterial colonization may occur in the lower and upper urinary tract, and is facilitated by the normal physiologic changes of pregnancy. Asymptomatic bacteriuria, cystitis, and pyelonephritis each pose a serious threat to the mother and fetus. Optimal treatment regimens and preventative strategies continue to be investigated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Diagnostic Techniques, Urological
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / drug therapy
  • Risk Factors
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / diagnosis
  • Urinary Tract Infections* / drug therapy


  • Anti-Infective Agents