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What can I do for a yeast infection in pregnancy?

Treat it. If you are sure that it is a yeast infection you can treat it with over the counter Miconazole (monostat). However, you must be certain that it is not cervical mucus, normal (physiologic) pregnancy discharge or a bacterial infection. If you are not sure or your symptoms do not resolve with treatment ask your healthcare provider to examine you and look at the discharge under a microscope to be sure. Read more...
Vaginal creams. Any of the over-the-counter vaginal yeast creams are safe during pregnancy. I generally recommend the 3 day because the 1 day doesn't work that well and the 7 day is long. The pill that we sometimes use for yeast, diflucan, (fluconazole) has been extensively tested so we don't know for sure that it is safe though it is used in newborns. Read more...
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...
Treat it. If you are sure it is a yeast infection, any over the counter yeast treatment is fine. If symptoms continue, consult your provider to rule out other causes. Read more...
Rx of yeast in preg. The best way to treat a yeast infection, which is very common in pregnancy due to the elevated sugar level in vaginal secretions, is with food grade hydrogen peroxide. Most food grade h2o2 is very concentrated (will burn you if used in the concentrated form), and has to be diluted to about 3%. Yeast cannot develop resistance, and it works as a vaginal douche once/day. Read more...
OTC yeast meds. Any of the OTC yeast medications are safe to use in pregnancy. If the problem persists though you should see your doctor for further testing. Other infections can cause similar symptoms and the only way to know is to get tested. Read more...
Monistat. Early on, there were some concerns regarding the safety of prescription yeast medications in the first trimester of pregnancy. Those concerns have been found to be untrue, yet, most obstetricians would suggest delaying any medication usage in the first trimester. If the symptoms of the yeast infection are unbearable, most obs feel comfortable recommending OTC treatments like monistat. Read more...

I had a yeast infection for the first time, I heard this could be a sign of early pregnancy?

Not really. While you can get yeast infections in pregnancy, you can get them just as easily when you aren't pregnant as well. Actually persistent yeast infections can be seen in diabetics and people using corticosteroids. I tend to see more yeast infections in mid summer and mid winter. Read more...

I had my first yeast infection when I was pregnant. Had it 4 times during pregnancy & it's been 3 months now & I've gotten it 2 moretimes since then.

Candidal vaginitis. When treating this, continue therapy at least thru one menstrual period, and during this time have your sexual partner put antifungal cream on his penis twice a day. If this does not clear things up and you are not taking antibiotics you should be checked to see if you have diabetes or other problems with your immune system. Good luck. Read more...