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During pregnancy, your health is number one priority. That’s why we went straight to top pregnancy health experts for all the details you want to know about the most common pregnancy problems. In our pregnancy problems guide, you can read about a slew of pregnancy conditions – everything from hemorrhoids to gestational diabetes. Find out what any pregnancy symptom could possibly mean (are you swollen just because you’re expecting, or is it a sign of some complication?) and find out whether or not it’s worth a call to your OB. If you already know you’ve got a pregnancy complication or health condition, our comprehensive articles will give you the scoop on its causes and how it can affect you and baby. Plus, get treatment tips straight from medical experts and pregnant women like you. Yup, we've got answers to all your questions about pregnancy health problems right here!

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Yeast Infection During Pregnancy

Yup, you guess it. You're more prone to yeast infections now that you're pregnant. So how can you prevent them -- and treat any you still happen to get? We've got all the answers.

What’s the best way to treat a yeast infection?

Over-the-counter treatments like Terazol or Monistat are considered safe during pregnancy -- but before you use one, you should get the okay from your doc. She might also be able to help you choose the type of treatment. And if things are really bad, she can prescribe an oral medication to help clear up a stubborn or chronic yeast infection.

What can I do to prevent yeast infections during pregnancy?

Wipe front to back. Wear cotton underwear. Don’t sit around in a wet swimsuit. Dry thoroughly after baths and showers. (Yeast love dark, moist places.) Sometimes, though, they’re unpreventable.

What do other pregnant moms do when they have a yeast infection?

“Like we don't have enough to worry about, right? I used Monistat.”

“I got a prescription from the doctor for the first one I had. I used Monistat 7 for the second...I personally liked the Monistat better.”

“I’ve had a continual yeast infection since getting pregnant...in four weeks of use, even the prescription didn’t get rid of it. My next OB appointment is next week, and I’m going to bring it up.”

Are there any other resources for yeast infections?

American Pregnancy Association

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-- Jennifer L.W. Fink

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