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Is it safe to douche while pregnant?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not recommended

The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching.

In brief: Not recommended

The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recommends AGAINST Douching.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Douching

This is what i tell my patients.
..If douching was recommended you would see doctors or nurses on douche product commercials. I really think of them as a waste of time and money. In pregnancy douching really shouldn't be done at all. If you have an odor issue see your OB doctor or midwife for evaluation.

In brief: Douching

This is what i tell my patients.
..If douching was recommended you would see doctors or nurses on douche product commercials. I really think of them as a waste of time and money. In pregnancy douching really shouldn't be done at all. If you have an odor issue see your OB doctor or midwife for evaluation.
Dr. Douglas Lawson
Dr. Douglas Lawson
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