First of all, I’ve been there. I had my last child while I was dealing with my first UTI, and I had that infection throughout the entire pregnancy, because I didn’t yet know how to kill these things. I did, however, know how to safely manage it, and if you’re wondering whether you can take these things and kill an infection while pregnant, the answer is “Yes”.
Now, if only I’d known it, I could have cured that infection immediately with a few doses of cayenne pepper. Try that first, but if all of your symptoms don’t begin to disappear with the first couple of doses, your infection isn’t susceptible to cayenne, and you’ll need to go with the standard protocol for killing every type of infection.
The only real concern you have here is not to trigger too much Candida die-off too fast. You can either,
- work your way up very gradually with Phase I & II, or
- you can take a bulk laxative like Metamucil, and start off the day with a 1/2 tsp dose of activated charcoal when your bowels are cleared out. (about ten 280 mg capsules)
Charcoal will clear out Candida quickly and efficiently without die-off symptoms, and is perfectly safe. The key is to take it when your gut is empty, so that the only thing that it attaches to itself is the Candida lining your intestinal walls. Carefully follow the dosing instructions for charcoal, taking it the very first thing in the morning when your gut is empty, and not eating or drinking anything except water for the next two hours.
You can take:
- 1 Swanson Super Strength or 2 Vitacost OLE capsules the first day, and
- a clove of minced raw garlic with every meal, and
- 2 (8 oz) doses of homemade cinnamon or ginger tea
Taking those things and emptying your bladder once an hour while increasing your water intake (8 oz every waking hour) will give you quick pain relief. The next day, repeat the bowel-clearing and charcoal dosing, and take twice the OLE you did the day before, repeating everything else exactly. You shouldn’t have to take a bulk laxative that night, because the OLE and spice tea should have your bowels moving easily. Add 1-2 capsules of OLE to the protocol per day (until you reach the levels described in the Phase II post).
Meanwhile, your bowels will be getting looser and moving more frequently, and when you’re having loose stools 2-3x a day, increase your morning charcoal dose to 15 capsules. By this point your infection will either be wiped out, or if it’s deeply rooted in, you’ll have trace results and virtually no symptoms. In this case you need to increase your raw garlic dosage by taking two cloves shortly before bedtime with a small snack.
When you get a clear test, continue the exact regimen for 3 days, then taper down. You can drop the charcoal by now, because you’ll have cleared out the Candida and it will no longer be necessary. Taper by dropping your OLE doses by 2 capsules per day, and 1 garlic clove per day. Drop the bedtime doses last, to protect your bladder overnight.
You can keep taking OLE at maintenance levels (2 capsules with dinner) for the duration of your pregnancy.
This is the baby I had while I managed an antibiotic-resistant bladder infection by taking raw garlic and keeping my pH up: she was 9 lbs and 21″ long at birth, and weighed 21 lbs at 3 months old, here…