Hey!! I would just eat lots of yougurt DO NOT put it into your vagina!!!! Don't use feminine wash either. Your vagina has normal flora (normal bacteria) to keep the vagina from getting infections and keeps bacteria at a minimum, washing the flora out can cause a nasty infection. Also, it's important to ask your dr. to treat your husband too.. b/c you'll just keep passing it ot eachoher!! Good luck!! P.S. I just went to the Dr.. cuz i suspected one.. i've never had one b/f I'm 30 wks preg..... not fun! good luck ;-)
This one seems to be going away pretty quickly... if I could just keep the baby's father off me long enough for the medicine to work it's magic! =) I mean this was a YUCKY experience. Thanks for all the advice ladies.
When I was pregnant I got one yeast infection and once that happened I never got another one. I was told it was from wearing tight pants too and the extra discharge doesnt help. So I wore looser pants and panty liners all the time. I never have tried the whole yogurt thing, but I have heard of it, because of the natural bacteria cultures, they help kill the bacteria in a yeast infection. Anyways, I would just try the looser pants and panty liners. I hope it gets better quick, because they totally suck!! Especially when you are pregnant... as if you aren't uncomfortable enough to begin with!!
Tight pants could be the cause but the truth is your immune systom is more suseptable to infection. Try to eat right Yogurt can be very useful. For maternity go to second hand stores or check on ebay
I get a lot of yeast infections while pregnant so I know your pain. Infact with my last pregnancy I made a joke to my Dr. saying that I'm allergic to my husband while I'm pregnant. Everytime we were intimate, I'd get an infection it seemed like. You already have added moisture while being pregnant like you Dr. said but then add sex on top of that and OMGoodness. So one of the things I did was I would of course take a shower before work but when I'd get home, I'd get in the bath tub just to wash off down there. I also don't use regular soap down there. I use the feminine wash. Monistat makes it and it's hypoallergenic and I get the nonscented kind. Oh, and eat the yogurt also. It helps the good bacteria grow. My nurse once told me that there is no better place for bacteria to grow than our vaginas. YUCK!! She said, "Where does bacteria like to grow? Bacteria likes to grow in moist, damp, dark places". Of course that describes our private part to a T!!!! I hope my suggestions help. It did help me. I must have had at least 4 yeast infections with this last pregnancy. Oh, and antibiotics also make you more prone to the yeast infections because their purpose is to kill bacteria. Take care and good luck with this. I feel for you!!
I'm not so sure about eating the yogurt but I was told by a female dr that dipping a tampon in natural yogurt and inserting it works! Probably not the nicest thing to do anytime never mind actually being safe during pregnancy!