Today’s Podcast is on women’s health and our guest is Certified Professional Midwife Leonora Colen. Leonora has been a midwife for the past 6 years at the Austin Area Birthing Center here in Austin, TX and has been voted to be one of the best midwives in the city according to Austin's Mom Blog 2015. In the article she is quoted as "being the best baby catcher this side of the Mason-Dixon." On the show she answers your questions about birth control, Urinary Tract Infections, Yeast Infections and more.
We are excited to let you know Leonora has agreed to come back on the podcast again soon to discuss more on Women’s Health so if you have more questions for her please give us a call at 512 853 9005 and we will try our best to get your questions on the next PowerPlant!
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What is a UTI Exactly?
It's a bladder infection What are the Symptoms of a UTI (also called Cystitis)
General Discomfort in the Urinary Tract Burning sensations during urination Frequent need to urinate Low back or flank pain Herbal Remedies for UTI
Uva Ursi (bearberry leaf) - herb that kills bacteria in the bladder. It should be taken only for short periods of time — five days or less — as it could cause liver damage. Only use during pregnancy under the guidance of a qualified midwife or practitioner. Yarrow - an astringent herb that kills bacteria. It should be used no more than 5 days. Goldenseal - an herb that kills bacteria is often used as a remedy for UTIs. Cranberry Extract - the supplement with concentrated extracts are probably the best, since you want to avoid sugar. Buffered Vitamin C Powder - can be used intermittently with D - mannose powder, but it should be used a half hour apart from the d - mannose. You have to figure out how much you can handle because everyone has a different bowel tolerance. D - Mannose Powder -commonly used to help get rid of UTI's, D- Mannose should be used a half hour apart from buffered vitamin C. Nettle tea or infusion - pregnant women can drink 5-10 cups every week during the last trimester to strengthen their kidneys. Drink lots of Water
This helps flush away the bacteria that's causing your infection' How much? Aim for half of your body weight in ounces of water Eat foods rich in Vitamin C
large amounts of vitamin C make urine more acidic. The acidic environment inhibits the growth of bacteria in your urinary tract. Eliminate Bladder Irritants from Your Diet
sugar alcohol caffeinated drinks like coffee and black tea spicy food nicotine artificial sweeteners Empty Your Bladder Completely
Every time you empty your bladder you get rid of the bacteria causing the infection. Good Habits
Wear loose cotton clothing and underwear Toilette Etiquette - Wipe yourself clean from front to back Choose fragrance-free personal hygiene products Make sure your partner is using good hygiene before being intimate as well. Support for Yeast Infections
Antibiotics Coconut oil Caprylic Acid Probiotics Pau D'Arco Olive Leaf Extract Propolis Candida Enzymes Oregano Oil