Garlic clove. I peel it, rpick it with a fork, then take a sewing needle threaded with dental floss and insert it vaginally. I change the clove every 12 hours. I know Tea Trea oil on a tampon can be good too, but I was weary of inserting it up there while pregnant.
Oh and probiotics. I double my dose when I feel something yeasty is coming to visit!!
i am having the same issue right now. My midwife suggested the garlic thing or acidopholis (sp) inserted vaginally at night until symptoms go away. My problem is we keep giving it back and forth to each other, So we are having to use a barrier until we are both clear.
I thought the garlic would burn, but it didn't. I didn't even feel it. The only thing is it had a tendency to, um, slip out if I strained (ex: picking up ds) so I had to run to the bathroom to push it back in all the time
I would really recommend using the probiotics as well. They're safe during pregnancy and they really help.
Probiotics really work for me, the kind you buy that are kept in the refridgerator.
I also buy plain yogurt with live cultures. I eat it and then several times a day I take about a teaspoon, open a probiotic capsule and mix them together. I use this as a vaginal cream, it feels super soothing with immediate relief. After a few days I am fine. I do wear a cloth pad to absorb any mess.
I wash my towels, undies and pads in hot water. I wear a skirt if possible without tights while at home.
I also avoid sugar for several days if I am having problems with yeast.
I had about six months of constant yeasties and the only thing that finally cleared it up was taking a syringe (the kind you use to give kids/pets medicine) and shooting some plain (unsweetened) yogurt with live cultures up there. I felt relief almost instantly. When I think of how much $$$ I dropped on monistat when a 60 cent carton of yogurt did the trick...:
Have you tried a yeast elimination diet? A couple of other posters have mentioned eliminating sugar, anything white, etc. When I had a yeast infection it turned out there were lots of things that I was better off avoiding for a few days (I was on the diet for 4.5 days). You can google "yeast elimination diet" and get lots of specifics if you are interested.