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Is it safe to douche while pregnant?

Is it safe to douche while pregnant?

No: Douching is never a good idea. It disrupts the natural balance of the vaginal flora and makes you more susceptible to infection. During pregnancy, there is a risk of introducing infection into the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Is douching safe while pregnant?

Is douching safe while pregnant?

Not recommended: There is no reason anyone should douche. Douches actually cause infections by stripping the vagina of healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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What happens if i douche while pregnant?

What happens if i douche while pregnant?

Douching is NOT REC: Recommneded when you are pregnant, cause it could cause bleeding, an infection as bacteria could get pushed up into the uterus, depending on how far you are along could cause rupture of membranes and rarely other more serious probelms, please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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Can you douche while pregnant?

Can you douche while pregnant?

Please do NOT: The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching. ...Read more

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What is a safe alternative to douching in pregnancy?

What is a safe alternative to douching in pregnancy?

Not douching: Douching is never recommended. The vagina is a self-cleaning organ and douching can push harmful bacteria into the vagina or change the pH balance which allows infections to occur. Gentle cleaning of the outside of the vagina with soap and water is all that is necessary and safe. ...Read more

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Doctor told me not to take Flagyl because its not safe for my 12 week pregnancy instead he said to douche using vinegar-water. Thought it was bad?

Doctor told me not to take Flagyl because its not safe for my 12 week pregnancy instead he said to douche using vinegar-water. Thought it was bad?

It is Cat B: But some does cross the placenta, I do not recommend douching, vaginal Metrogel is safer even though that does not work well if you have trichomonas, if you have BV i would recommend Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal it is cat b and would wait till you are out of 1st trimester which is 13 1/3 weeks i never rec douching when you are preg but u need to discuss with the doc who is taking care of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I douche with just plain water while pregnant?

Can I douche with just plain water while pregnant?

Normally you should: not need to douche during pregnancy or otherwise. The normal ph is able to be maintained unless you have a bacterial urinary tract infection going on, or something else. Discuss this with your OB/GYN doctor for best advice, and options available depending on what trimester you are in too. ...Read more

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Is it true that I won't get pregnant if I douche after sex?

No: While douching decreases the amount of sperm present, you can still get pregnant. There are a lot of options for birth control and if you don't want to be pregnant, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can douching cause problems getting pregnant?

Can douching cause problems getting pregnant?

Yes! Do not douche!: Douching can increase the risk of infection. A healthy vagina should clean itself. If you feel that you have an abnormal discharge, please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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After douching at a young age will it affect me getting pregnant later?

After douching at a young age will it affect me getting pregnant later?

No: But bear in mind that douching is deemed unnecessary and probably actually reduces the natural vaginal defenses. If you think you need to douche, you may have an infection and should see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can i douche one time, and i might be pregnant but not sure yet, it I'm getting a lot of discharge and a very strong smell?

Can i douche one time, and i might be pregnant but not sure yet, it I'm getting a lot of discharge and a very strong smell?

Call your GYN MD: Call your GYN MD and make an appointment to be examined for a vaginal infection and possible pregnancy. Under no circumstances should a douche be done if you suspect you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal douche to prevent pregnancy?

Can a vaginal douche to prevent pregnancy?

No way!: Try plan b- can be purchased over the counter- and should be taken within 72 hours of sex- but the sooner the better- if you don't menstruate within 2 weeks of taking the med, you must get a pregnancy test. Please practice safer sex and see a practitioner or health educator to be sure you understand your body and options. ...Read more

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Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

No: What exactly do you mean by "male douching". A douche is a vaginal clean out so not sure what you mean. Patricio c. Gargollo assistant professor, pediatric urology director, pediatric urology robotic and minimally invasive surgery childrens medical center dallas 214-456-0646 www.Childrens.Com. ...Read more

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Can douching after sex help me from getting pregnant?

Can douching after sex help me from getting pregnant?

Not likely: Probably won't help much. After live sperm are placed into the vagina, they begin a very rapid trip to the ovaries. Within seconds many will be in your cervix, and within 90 seconds many will be swarming around your ovaries. In both cases, a douche won't get them. Find another method of birth control. ...Read more