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Able, I’ve been taking echinacea and Carlson’s vit c powder, as well as drinking nettle tea each day for kidney & general UT health. Oh, and I’ve been taking 1-2 cranberry capsules a day, too, trying to prevent another infection. For whatever reason, though, and I’m not sure there’s much of a concensus as to why, UTIs in pregnancy *tend* to be recurrent for some women. A good friend of mine had them throughout her last pregnancy, then as soon as the baby was born, they resolved & she hasn’t had any more trouble with them. Go figure, right?
I think after this (hopefully it will clear up with the herbal treatment) I plan on increasing my echinacea dosage. I also may switch prenatals – a friend of mine who is rather knowledgeable about these things recommended a brand that is apparently more absorbable than many of the prescription options. It’s possible that my current prenatal just isn’t sufficient.
But, so far so good. I started 2 days ago with increased echinacea, vit c, four 8 oz. doses a day of completely unsweetened, pure cranberry juice (S-O-U-R!!!) and water (1.5 gallons now!) and today I took 3 doses of the uva ursi tea. That’s what’s supposed to be especially potent for the UTI. Just from the cranberry, echinacea, and C there was a noticeable improvement. So, I’m hopeful 🙂 I’ll let you guys know how it all works out!