What’s the best way to treat trichomoniasis?
That’s where things get tricky. (No pun intended.) Trich is highly treatable, but there’s some concern that the drug of choice -- metronidazole (Flagyl) -- might be harmful to an unborn baby, especially in the first three months of pregnancy. Your doctor will work with you to determine whether the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks.
What can I do to prevent trichomoniasis?
Insist on safe sex. If you’re in a mutually monogamous relationship -- and you both test clean for STIs -- you have nothing to worry about. But if you have any doubts at all about your partner’s STI/STD status, insist on condoms.
What do other pregnant moms do when they have trichomoniasis?
“[When I was] seven weeks [pregnant] and a few days, I was spotting and had my [SO] take me to the ER…the spotting [turned out] to be because of Trich, a fairly common STD, and not because of baby.”
“I discovered I had this when I was pregnant with DS. I found out at my 12 week appointment, I did use [a prescribed] gel and everything was fine.”
“I’m taking my prescription as directed and now have peace of mind.”
Are there any other resources for trichomoniasis?
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
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