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I smell my vagina while am pregnant. it had a little odor. what can i do to clean it?

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
DO NOT douche: The vagina is a self cleaning organ and bathing is all you need to do to clean it especially during pregnancy. Douching in pregnancy is associated with a small but real risk of air embolism which can be fatal. Be safe. The odor may be due to the pH changes associated with pregnancy. Mention it to your doctor at your next visit if you are concerned.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2017

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