Thanks so much for the replies. I've been doing garlic chunks by mouth. Can't quite make myself do them vaginally. I didn't know about coconut oil but I have that in my pantry right now!
I have actually only had one full blown symptomatic yeast infection ever....it was this pregnancy, beginning or third trimester, and I took diflucan. I researched and read a lot about early pregnancy dangers, but felt ok taking it at that point. Kind of same situation....had been in labor and delivery for a freakish spurt of preterm contractions, plus has awful yeast infection.
Regarding OTC treatment....is there a reason not to do this when 4cm dilated? Baby is so low that I can feel it's head about half a finger inside. Gotta love my weak pelvic floor.
My cervix is still posterior most of the time. I guess I wonder why Drs tend to advise OTC treatment during first and second trimesters but oral meds the last. More thinking aloud there.....curious.
Hitting the pantry for coconut oil.