What to do about pregnancy yeast infection?

November 20th, 2012 by Emily

Question: What to do about pregnancy yeast infection?
My friend has been sick with reacuring yeast infections during her pregnancy. She has taken the over the counter stuff and has tried the prescription medicine. What should she do now? Is it hazardous for the baby if it is not treated before she gives birth?

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Answer by swan101
A lot of women experience multiple yeast infections during pregnancy. She should begin intake lots of yogurt since the pro-biotic elements can help to clear it up and prevent another one.

She should speak to her physician about this. I do not believe that a yeast infection can harm a baby during birth, but I could me wrong. I am sure they can work something out to cure it in time for birth.

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3 Comments on “What to do about pregnancy yeast infection?”

  1. Curly Sue says:

    She can use plain yogurt in place of OTC products. I use it and it works in 1/4 of the time. I would advise calling the OB first but mine said it was ok. Good luck.

  2. *within reach* says:

    I had one with my first pregnancy and i just bought some stuff at wal mart, im pretty sure it was less then 7 bucks, anyways i used that until it was gone and it cleared it up, absolutley no sex while you have it, i think it makes it harder to get rid of.

  3. Angela says:

    First and foremost the most important thing to do is for her to notify her doctor. While yeast infections are more common during pregnancy, there are other things that can cause the same and similar symptoms. A doctor should verify that the cause is definitely a yeast infection and will then recommend treatment.

    Certain creams or suppositories are preferred and suggested during pregnancy while oral antifungul medication has not been proven safe. Regarding the yogurt, thats interesting but if it works- great, I just agree that you should always check with your doctor first before you begin any self treatment.

    Helping to prevent recurrence can include reducing sugar intake, showering immediately after swimming, blowdrying vaginal area with low cool setting of hairdryer after showering (making sure to not blow air inside the vaginal passage), and eating the yogurt suggested, and wearing loose cotton underwear and clothing.

    Yeast infections are not considered dangerous during pregnancy, however if you have one while birthing it can infect the baby’s mouth and cause thrush that can last a couple of weeks and is no fun for the baby.

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