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Can my yeast infections harm my fetus?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Yeast infections are very common during pregnancy and there is no evidence that shows having a yeast infection during pregnancy will harm a fetus.
However, recent research is looking into the possibity of yeast infections being associated with preterm birth. This possible association should be discussed with your obstetrician.

In brief: No

Yeast infections are very common during pregnancy and there is no evidence that shows having a yeast infection during pregnancy will harm a fetus.
However, recent research is looking into the possibity of yeast infections being associated with preterm birth. This possible association should be discussed with your obstetrician.
Dr. Stephen Scarantino
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Unlikely

We tend to be carriers of certain organisms on our skin and since this tends to be a topical infection that causes you issues, it is highly unlikely to be a problem since it is not a systemic infection.
Ask your OB if they feel treatment at delivery is warranted.

In brief: Unlikely

We tend to be carriers of certain organisms on our skin and since this tends to be a topical infection that causes you issues, it is highly unlikely to be a problem since it is not a systemic infection.
Ask your OB if they feel treatment at delivery is warranted.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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