Because it's SO common in pregnancy to have these infections or imbalances due to hormonal craziness, I thought I'd start a thread about it.
I am suffering horribly this pregnancy and found my issues might be with my DH having an out of control infection as well. Sugar/junk cravings are an issue as well for me. I crave fruit like mad.
Let's chat about what works, what doesn't and get this yeast under control!
I've tried the garlic clove in the yoni. This did NOT work for me, though I felt a bit better.
I also tried yogurt with live cultures. This feels great but doesn't work to cure anything. Just soothes the itch. My DD was looking red and irritated (she's 3) and WOW did this work on her.
Hydrogen peroxide rinse worked for a few days, but didn't cure things entirely. Same with apple cider vinegar. It feels good though, so I'm still doing it.
I'm using coconut oil in the entire area because it feels swollen and just HURTS. I try to go without underwear as well. Coincidentally, sex is feeling great and I actually want to (did NOT with DD#1's pregnancy) so that's a plus, but not really because things are highly irritated afterwards. And I go to GREAT measures to clean up afterwards.
I've been on the 3 day monistat and now 5 days of metrogel. I did them out of order according to my midwife. But they didn't work and now I really don't know what else to try.
I believe my issues stem from DH reinfecting me over and over again.
We are seeing a doc for that on Thursday (after it being ENTIRELY dismissed back in March by his doc ARG!!!!) I am drinking a bit of kombucha everyday and everyone is taking a probiotic currently. I am making my own yogurt starting today and want to use the whey to try my hand at pickles.
I am now using stevia drops in my AM coffee because I am trying to stay away from sugar.