Are antibiotics absoloutly neccesary to treat uti

can you truly cure a uti with home remidies or are antibiotics neccesary? I hate taking antibiotics because i always end up with a yeast infection after im done with them. I have a uti and saw that baking soda in 8 ounces of water can be used to treat a uti? Will this work I have high beliefs in natural remidies as my mother is a practitioner in the arts of natural healing but as a nurse I can be skeptical on some things.