Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

WELCOME PREGNANT MOMS-TO-BE!!

After posting your introduction or questions be sure to check out these resources for more information -

Pregnancy Health Center
Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not yet pregnant click here to check out one of our other pregnancy communities.
Includes Expert Content
Yeast Infections during pregnancy
avatar
JuliaBerry posted:
How common are yeast infections during pregnancy? I'm 3 months pregnant with our second child. I never had this issue with my first pregnancy and have only had 2 yeast infections in my life.
Is there anything I can do to prevent them during the rest of my pregnancy? And are over the counter kits ok to use during this time?

Thanks!
Reply
 
avatar
Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
Yeast infections are somewhat common in pregnancy. It can be a sign of high blood sugars (diabetes). It may be worth having that looked at.

Now, you can take the over the counter medication, it is safe to do.

Some say it helps to eat yogurt as it has a bunch of lactobacillus and it can help.

Hope you feel better.
 
avatar
JuliaBerry replied to Robert O Atlas, MD's response:
Thank you so much for the info! I really appreciate it.


Featuring Experts

Sarah McMoyler, RN, BSN and mother, is the founder of McMoyler Method. As a specialist in labor and delivery nursing for more than 20 years, McMoyler ...More

Helpful Tips

Easing Early Pregnancy NauseaExpert
For many women, eating a small snack every hour or two will keep nausea to a minimum. Almost any food will do, but nuts are a great choice, ... More
Was this Helpful?
40 of 55 found this helpful

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.