Urinary tract infections frequently affect pregnant mothers. Three common clinical manifestations of UTIs in pregnancy are: asymptomatic bacteriuria, acute cystitis and acute pyelonephritis. Escherichia coli remain the most frequent organism in UTIs. All pregnant mothers should be screened for UTIs in pregnancy and antibiotics should be commenced without delay. Urine culture and sensitivity is the gold standard in diagnosing UTIs. Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy is associated with preterm delivery, intrauterine growth retardation, low birth weight, maternal hypertension, pre-eclampsia and anemia.
Aims: To know the prevalence of uti in pregnancy
Results: A total of 100 pregnant women were included in the study. 15 patients showed significant bacterial growth making an overall prevalence of 15%. 50%uti is in the age group of 21-25 yrs, 5% of uti is equally distributed 18 to 20 and 31 to 35 years.