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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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Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...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 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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Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

No: It takes between 60 and 90 seconds for the sperm to travel from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus and out of the fallopian tubes to reach your eggs. It takes even less time for the sperm to get into the cervix where they would not be affected by douching. It might help a little, but not much. ...Read more

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I've used a hydrogen douche a few times a month and am trying to conceive. Will that ruin my chance for pregnancy?

I've used a hydrogen douche a few times a month and am trying to conceive.  Will that ruin my chance for pregnancy?

Yes: Every time you douche you are washing out the "good" bacteria that keeps the vaginal pH stable, as well as any sperm that are trying to swim to "Nirvana". ...Read more

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Can washing the vagina or douching or wiping reduce the chance of pregnancy if semen has come in contact with vaginal area?

Can washing the vagina or douching or wiping reduce the chance of pregnancy if semen has come in contact with vaginal area?

Here are some...: Yes, but not guarantee to eliminate the odd of conception entirely. If concern to conceive is in mind, do HPT in a wk after missing expected period and repeat it in another wk if the first test is (-) and still in doubt. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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If semen comes near the vaginal area can showering or wiping prevent pregnancy. Can showering,wiping,douching prevent pregnancy

If semen comes near the vaginal area  can showering or wiping prevent pregnancy.
Can showering,wiping,douching prevent pregnancy

No: Semen that is deposited in or near the vulva can create pregnancy. Sperm can rapidly ascend into the upper female genital tract and be viable for up to 72 hours. You cannot wash, cleanse, douche or remove sperm that have gotten into the vagina. ...Read more

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Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all ?

Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all ?

No: None of the methods you mentioned, showering, wiping or douching are known or effective forms of contraception. If in doubt consider "Plan B" to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

Pregnancy (Definition)

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