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Dear doctors, i'm in 3rd month of pregnancy&treating 7days candida cervix without medicine, but nutrition diet. I'm curious what side effects could candida have on fetus/baby now/later. Thank you!?

Dear doctors, 
i'm in 3rd month of pregnancy&treating 7days candida cervix without medicine, but nutrition diet. I'm curious what side effects could candida have on fetus/baby now/later. Thank you!?

Not a problem: Yeast infections don't hurt the baby. However, if you have a heavy overgrowth of yeast at the time of the baby's birth, the babe will get a large innoculation of candida from passing through your vagina. Many babies will be fine with this, though some could develop thrush. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the causes&precautions of candida discharge from vagina?Dr suggested me canesten vaginal tablets.is it ok?it affects conceiving pregnancy?

What are the causes&precautions of candida discharge from vagina?Dr suggested me canesten vaginal tablets.is it ok?it affects conceiving pregnancy?

Yes: Yes, you can use Canesten Vaginal tablets for yeast infections only if you have been diagnosed by your doctor. If you use during ovulation, it will interfere with the sperm motility and it will make it tougher to get pregnant. Use them after ovulation. It is ok to use it during pregnancy. Prevent these infections by decreasing your sugar intake, keep your vagina dry, eat less bread and pasta. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Yeast infection: These are quite common in pregnant women particularly during the second trimester. During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant & have taken 8 diflucan (fluconazole) pills for yeast infections during my pregnancy by my ob. Didn't know it was category c! have i hurt baby?!

I'm 26 weeks pregnant & have taken 8 diflucan (fluconazole) pills for yeast infections during my pregnancy by my ob. Didn't know it was category c! have i hurt baby?!

Diflucan (fluconazole) - pregnancy: It is extremely unlikely that Diflucan (fluconazole) caused any harm to the baby. Most studies have shown the medication to be safe. High doses used less than 10 weeks of gestation are one exception. The overall risk is low, especially if you had a normal anatomy ultrasound at 18-22 weeks. ...Read more

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AZO for yeast safe during pregnancy?

Yeast medications: AZO is safe for use but it is a homeopathic remedy. You can get effective over the counter yeast medication though and it is likely be much more helpful and effective. Vagisil is one common brand but there are many ...Read more

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What can I do for a yeast infection in pregnancy?

What can I do for a yeast infection in pregnancy?

OTC preps and yogurt: Monistat or gynelotrimen are safe. Strongly recommend taking a lot of pro-biotics like yogurt, kefir, kambu-cha, as well. Stay away from sugar and simple carbohydrates. Even fruit in excess is a source for feeding yeast. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections common in early pregnancies?

Yeast infections: Cabies is an itchy, highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation by the itch mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more