Knowing how to avoid infection during pregnancy is an important subject women should discuss with their doctors to help them have healthy pregnancies. Women who contract an infection, as well as their babies, may be at risk for various serious diseases. Whether a yeast, urinary, or other type of infection, if related to medical malpractice or if an Ohio doctor failed to properly address an infection, women may have grounds for a claim.
Prevention Methods for Avoiding Infection and Having a Healthy Pregnancy
Women should discuss infection prevention with their doctor. There may be certain risk factors that women can avoid to help reduce their risk of contracting an infection.
Infection prevention methods may include:
- getting vaccinations;
- practicing proper hygiene;
- using protection during sex;
- avoiding eating spoiled or undercooked foods;
- avoiding travel to third-world countries;
- avoiding contact with rodents;
- avoiding animal feces, including pets’;
- getting recommended testing; and
- seeing a doctor at any signs of illness, such as fever, rash, diarrhea or nausea.
Preventing Vaginal Infections
Many women may experience yeast and urinary tract infections during pregnancy and still have a healthy pregnancy by addressing the infections properly.
But there are many ways to prevent yeast and urinary tract infections, including:
- keeping the genital area dry;
- taking showers instead of baths;
- removing wet clothing immediately;
- avoiding douches and other vaginal products or sprays;
- drinking plenty of water;
- wiping properly – front to back – after using the toilet; and
- urinating as soon as the need arises.
Contacting a Cleveland Lawyer about Medical Malpractice in Ohio
When medical staff fails to properly treat infections, causes an infection, or is otherwise negligent and it leads to injury to the mother or child, victims may pursue a case of medical malpractice in Ohio. Contact Mellino Robenalt LLC at (440) 333-3800 to schedule a consultation if you suspect a doctor was negligent in failing to treat or avoid an infection during pregnancy.