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Jane_B

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Hi everyone
My partner and I are going to start trying for our second baby. I didn’t have any of these bladder problems the first time round so I’m going through my list of medications wondering whether or not it is safe to take them during pregnancy! I have emailed desert harvest aloe Vera and waterfall d mannose for information, but I wondered if anyone had had experience of taking bladder medication during pregnancy. I am a prof patient so take antibiotics - plus hiprex which he has told me to stop. I take turmeric, DH aloe Vera and d mannose plus guar gum and sf722.
Also I use a tens machine on my lower abdomen, just above my bikini line, which I find helps a lot. I’m wondering if this is okay to use while we are trying to conceive. If anyone has any experience or tips I would be really grateful! I feel Like I have my little survival kit, seeing the professor as well and I’m slowly getting better, but don’t want to stop any medications unless necessary!
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Hi Jane

I had the same dilemma in 2016.

The issue with medications/supplements in pregnancy is that there is little to no data on safety and it would be completely unethical to carry out trials. Therefore it is always best to assume you cannot take anything in pregnancy unless a DOCTOR advises the risk of a condition outweighs the risk of medications.

I am also a prof patient and he is very careful to only use particular types of antibiotics in pregnancy where there is some decent safety data available.

I found a good resource was the best use of medicine in pregnancy or BUMPS website (not sure if I'm allowed to link it here?) but a google search should find it.

As for natural supplements I personally chose to steer clear as no one can say for sure that it is 100% safe and there is no evidence available. I don't think I would trust anyone to give advice on naturals if they were not medically trained but that is just me.

Good luck

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Jane_B

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Thanks so much. I’ll look at the Bumps website. You’re right about the natural supplements. Easy to forget that they can be quite potent. I think I’ll ask my gp about the tens machine business and only go with what experts say basically.
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Not sure if you are both aware but there is a private Facebook group for patients in treatment with Prof and other UTI specialists and there are a number of ladies who are member who have had babies whilst in treatment or are pregnant and co tinting treatment. Prof is very careful about management during pregnancy.

The group has been running for around 5 years now and has nearly 500 members. Just on me if you would like info.
L8tti_x

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Thanks Susan.

I am aware of this group but personally I don't do social media; too much aggro lol!

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Jane_B

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Thank you Susan. I’m not on Facebook but am thinking of joining so I can join this group. I’ll let you know if I do.
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