If you're pregnant, notice a heavy vaginal discharge and have that common yeast infection itch, you may be tempted to...
If you're pregnant, notice a heavy vaginal discharge and have that common yeast infection itch, you may be tempted to buy a home treatment. But should you? Technically you can. If you've had yeast infections in the past then you likely know what they feel like, and home treatments like Monistat or Terazol are considered safe during pregnancy. However, because you're pregnant, I'd suggest making an appointment with your midwife or doctor for a true diagnosis and treatment plan. Sure you may think you know what a yeast infection feels like, but your body changes during pregnancy, and it could be something else. It could, for example, be another type of infection that won't clear up with an OTC treatment, and thus hurt you or your baby. It's always better to err on the side of extra safety when you're pregnant. Note that the American Pregnancy Association says that oral yeast infection medication, like Diflucan "have not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation." So if you're a fan of oral treatments, sorry, just for now you will have to treat with creams.

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