I thought I would share this amusing story.
After spending the day in a spa whirlpool, I felt like I might be getting a bladder infection (a UTI). I knew I was seeing my doctor on tuesday so in the meantime, I super hydrated and ate more yogurt than usual. I didn't have the normal UTI symptoms of burning while urinating or having to go every two seconds... except I always felt the pressure to go -- but HELLO? I'm 38 weeks pregnant! Of course I have to pee all the time.
By tuesday, I still felt what I described as "a shadow of a urinary tract infection." Like it MIGHT be there.
My doc did a stick test and it was negative but when she heard that I had already been hydrating a lot and still feeling it she said there was no harm in sending my urine off to be cultured.
Culturing takes 3 days -- so today I was walking with a friend of mine who is a Nurse Practitioner and she asked me how I was feeling. "Fine. I have to go all the time but no blood in my urine, no pain while urinating." She said that I probably was mistaking the baby sitting on my bladder for a bladder infection. She's also VERY pregnant and we laughed about our little bladder infections (our soon due children).
But I did feel a little bit like a hypochondriac!
My doctor calls today and asks me how I feel. I tell her and she's shocked, "Well, according to the lab culture, you have a raging bladder infection. Let's get you some antibiotics."
My moral to the story is: You know your body! Something did not feel right. I'm glad I got it checked out. I would hate to have a kidney infection and mistake it for labor!