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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. Olav Jaren
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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?

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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