How To Prevent Yeast Infections During Pregnancy?

yeast infectionAlthough pregnancy is an extremely happy occasion in every woman’s life, it usually comes with its share of health concerns and problems.

Most primarily, you can experience many bodily changes during your pregnancy.

In addition to many other health concerns, unluckily, you can also experience various infections that can mainly involve your vaginal areas.

It can be more overwhelming and you can probably get into lot of difficulties and health complications accordingly.

Yeast infections are one of the most common infections that you can possibly experience during your pregnancy.

So, try to know more about these infections and the ways to prevent it. Having better knowledge about these infections can certainly help you to prevent them in your life.

Identify before it hurts you!

Most of the time, it is not possible for you to easily avoid pregnancy yeast infections. Certain early signs of yeast infections mainly include itchiness, irritation, burning sensation and reddened areas around your vagina.

These signs are possibly followed by odorless, creamy cheese like discharge from your vagina. You can also experience severe pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia) and also while urinating.

Don’t worry, your baby is safe!

Most of you naturally feel anxious about your baby in the womb. But, don’t panic, these yeast infections don’t have any effect on the development of fetus and doesn’t cause any harm to your unborn baby.

However, try to be more careful. At the time of your delivery, there are chances for this infectious yeast to come in contact with your newborn baby when he\she passes through the birth canal.

If your baby gets in contact with the infectious yeast, you can notice certain white patches in your baby’s mouth. Don’t worry, this is not at all serious condition for your newborn and can get rid of it easily, if given proper treatment.

Prevent them before they infect!

  • Avoid bubble baths, scented laundry detergent or perfume soaps or any feminine hygiene sprays. It is not exactly clear whether these things can cause bothersome genital irritation for you, but it is always suggested to avoid them as possible as you can.
  • Clean your vaginal and genital areas regularly and gently with warm water.
  • Avoid wearing skin tight clothes, particularly at nights. Even it is recommended not to wear panties at night time.
  • Always prefer wearing breathable fabrics like cotton.

Be aware with all kinds of health complications and infections that you can experience during your pregnancy and avoid all those with proper treatment.

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