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lactoferrin and mannose / cranberry safetey dose in pregnancy

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 Posted 10/8/2013 6:53:56 AM
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Wife is pregnant 14 weeks.  Doc detects uti rods gram negative.  We would like to use lactoferrin and other natural substances in lieu of antibiotics.  Lactoferrin seems very safe but suggestions are to use the non apolactoferrin version for the longer term to avoid iron depletion.  All the antibiotics seem risky especially while the babies organs are forming.   Would like to know how much lactoferrin can she take and would mannose or cranberry be safe.  Also how best to monitor progress to avoid grief from the doctor and prove that its getting better.  OTC test barely shows a positive now after 3 days lowest dose lactoferrin but doc said they detected 100,000 rods. 

also taking prenatal mutli and 600mg nac as they both seem very safe and even beneficial.

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 Posted 10/8/2013 7:00:25 AM
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jt-me, although Forums members may have some ideas on the subject, only your wife's physician can approve the supplements she uses during pregnancy.

Can add that UTIs can be intolerably painful for anyone who has them, and can expand to the kidneys. Cranberry, while a safe food, is helpful for preventing UTIs, but treatment of an existing infection may require something more powerful. 

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 Posted 10/8/2013 7:18:26 AM
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thanks.  She is asymptomatic so no pain.  I realize everyone is super cautious in relation to reccomendaions during pregnancy and we are aware of the risk of the infectiin spreading if left untreated.
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Just an update, the infection is gone!   She took Mannose at the regular dose 2x a day 3 days on two days off with the cranberry and the lactoferrin (not apolactoferrin but another brand that has the iron still in it),  along with 1000mg liposomal vitamin C, 600mg NAC, Prenatal DHA, and a high folate prenatal vitamin and plenty of water.  Ultrasound shows Baby is doing fine at 16 weeks along and we avoided the antibiotics for now.   I would have liked to go higher on the Vitamin C but there are many anecdotal reports of doses over 1000mg inducing miscarriage so we stuck with 1 gram.  We also added more brocolli and asparagus to her diet if that helped we don't know.  They will continue to test her at each visit so we will monitor closely.  But, for now, very happy to have avoided the antibiotics.  :-)

We also did the 

MaterniT21™ PLUS test and it is all good.

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