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vaginal dryness during 2nd trimester?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Not sure if this is even a good place to ask this, but I thought I would try.
Up until two days ago I have been the opposite of dry, but the last two days I have had much less moisture in that area. my midwife isn't concerned because that's my only symptom, but this is my first pregnancy and I am just trying to get some reassurance that someone else has encountered this. Thanks so much in advance!
post #2 of 5

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It could be a hormonal side effect. I'd not worry unless it is causing discomfort and in that case, perhaps a topical lubricant as needed. 

 

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post #3 of 5

If your midwife isn't concerned, I wouldn't worry. Are you uncomfortable? If you are, I would suggest rubbing some coconut oil on the area. And I don't know if you experience dryness during sex, but if you do coconut oil can help with that too.

post #4 of 5
Hormones, diet, hygiene, etc can all affect vaginal moisture. If you are dry to the point of inflammation, you can try some hydrocortisone externally around the labia to provide relief. I had to do this occassionally. Also be careful of using soaps on your vagina while showering, they can really disrupt your ph levels. A thorough rinse is plenty to keep yourself clean, you don't need suds down there.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks so much! It actually went back to normal in about 2 1/2 days. But it scared me. It was to the point of painful, just not "wet" like it had been.
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